Nov 12, 2013
Elodie Nourrigat, the 2012 Brown Forman Chair in Urban Design, was featured in La Gazette Montpellier. The article, "the 200 most important women in Montpellier," highlights her firm, N+B Architects, and the establishment of the Festival of Lively Architecture.
Nourrigat's firm, N+B Architects, was invited to design the French Pavilion for the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. That same year she won the "Europe 40 under 40," the honor recognizes Europe’s emerging young architects and designers and is organized by the European Centre for Art Design and Urban Studies. Currently, N+B Architects is collaborating with Hitoshi Abe to develop a masterplan for the University Montpelier South of France’s campus. Their goal is to develop a distributed network based upon environmental, mental and social ecologies for “A Campus Lived for a Sensory City”.
Nourrigat established the annual Festival of Lively Architecture in 2006. Each year ten young architects and a university are invited to design an installation in the private courtyards of Montpellier, France. The public is then invited to explore Montpellier's private courtyards and experience the lively installations.