Koenig | Jean-Francois

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1954 Born in Mauritius.

1961–1964 Marcellin College, Melbourne, Australia.

1965–1972 St Joseph’s College, Mauritius (1970: Senior School Certificate, Cambridge, 1972: Higher School Certificate, Cambridge).

1973 Maurice Giraud Architect, Mauritius.

1973–1976 Thames Polytechnic, London (RIBA Part 1).

1976–1977 Maurice Giraud Architect, Mauritius. Worked on Touessrok Hotel, Mauritius.

1977–1978 Thames Polytechnic, London.

1978–1979 Dr K. Al Kafrawi, Bill Carmen (former partner of DMJM), Ove Arup and Partners, London. Worked on the University of Qatar.

1979 3rd prize in Competition organized by the RIBA “An Image for Britain” judged by Norman Foster, Charles Moore and Derek Walker. Drawings exhibited at the RIBA.

1979–1980 Thames Polytechnic, London (RIBA Diploma in Architecture).

1980–1981 ZAC Associates, Mauritius.

1981–1985 Rhodar, Johannesburg.

1985–1987 Arup Associates, London.

1987 Established Jean-Francois Koenig Architect, Mauritius.

1988–1989 Served on the Committee of the Mauritius Association of Architects (MAA).

1989 Initiated and co-authored the book “La Vie en Varangue/Living in Mauritius”, Editions du Pacifique.

2010 Founder member of The Mauritius Green Building Council.

2011 The Mauritius Commercial Bank Building represents the best of the architecture of Africa at the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) 24th World Congress in Tokyo.

2012 Elected in “100 Architects of the Year 2012” in a competition organized jointly by the UIA and the Korean Institute of Architects.

2016 Decorated by the State of Mauritius for services rendered to Architecture as Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (C.S.K.).


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