Established in 2012, Studio Touraine is a design frm based in Venice, California. With a 25 years of architectural experience, Olivier Touraine has a rich international background and local construction experience. Studio Touraine offers a highly sophisticated approach, based on a working knowledge of minimal and conceptual strategies. We strive to amalgamate the multiple concerns of architectural design into strong, conceptual statements that reach beyond the confines of traditional architectural processes. Olivier international experience on large-scale projects has allowed the practice to develop working relationships with some of the world’s most respected conceptual thinkers in engineering, landscape and graphic design, while our local experience has strengthened our ties to building and making.
Olivier Touraine is a French architect and has taught in Paris, Los Angeles, New York and currently at USC in Los Angeles. He has been the recipients of design awards and research grants. The work his internationally published and exhibited.
Olivier Touraine, Architect Dplg. Assoc. AIA, graduated from the School of Architecture of Paris La Villette in 1987. Awarded the “Album de la Jeune Architecture” in 1994 with BL(o)T (best architectural firm under 40). He received the “Villa Medicis Hors les Murs” Grant in 2000 to study urban growth in Los Angeles. He worked from 1987 to 1991 with Renzo Piano on the Kansai Airport Project in Osaka; with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, in Lille on the Congrexpo building in 1991; from 1992 to 1998 with Jean Nouvel in Paris on various projects in France, Eastern Europe and Asia; and from 1998 to 1999 with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, in Los Angeles on the Universal Studio HQ project. Olivier teaches design at USC. He has previously taught at UCLA, SCI-Arc and Columbia University in New York City.