Who are we ?

Professionnals of architecture and heritage 
We design architectural experiences for you

Created in Lyon in 2016, Origami Architecture is an agency specialized in cultural visits and trips.

Our team of experts includes architects, historians, urban planners, landscapers, curators, and designers who actively work in their respective fields.

The Origami Architecture team

Guillemette Gardette

Guillemette Gardette

Founder and director of Origami Architecture and Médiéval AFDP, Guillemette is an expert in the business and financial development of cultural heritage and is a professor at Lumière University Lyon 2 and Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1).

Estelle Maillet

Estelle Maillet

Estelle is a senior consultant and holds a master’s degree in tourism and cultural heritage planning/development from Lumière University Lyon 2. She manages marketing and tourism reports for Médiéval AFDP.

Anaïs Fournier

Anaïs Fournier

Anaïs is a tourism and cultural heritage research project manager and holds degrees in history and tourism planning from Lumière University Lyon 2.

Ana Bela de Araujo, lecturer

Ana Bela de Araujo, lecturer

Historian and architect, Ana Bela was a member of the commission for Le Havres’s as a certified expert in twentieth century architecture and cultural heritage. She is also a professor at Marseille’s Ecole Nationale supérieure d'Architecture and a researcher in the university’s Laboratoire INAMA.

Jean-Lucien Bonillo, lecturer

Jean-Lucien Bonillo, lecturer

Professor at Marseille’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture, architect, and historian, he co-wrote L’architecture contemporaine sur la Côte d’Azur (Contemporary architecture of the Côte d’Azur) ed. Presses du réel (2011).

Madeleine Perriot

Madeleine Perriot

Madeleine holds degree in art history (école du Louvre Paris IV). As an experimented guide with years of experience in KUONI agencies, she organises tours for Origami.

They share their expertise and passion for architecture on behalf of Origami Architecture, founded by Guillemette Gardette, who also heads the consulting firm Médiéval AFDP, which specializes in the development and promotion of architectural heritage.

Plus, with our team you can access spaces not open to the public!

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