From left to right: Xavier Bonnaud, Stéphane Berthier, Clément Bouchet, Fabien Gantois, Etienne Panien, Olivier Duraysseix and Guillaume Pezet
Xavier Bonnaud is an architect with a diploma from the School of Architecture in Paris-La Villette and has a doctorate in town planning (Town Planning Institute in Paris). He is a lecturer at the School of Architecture in Clermont-Ferrand.
Stéphane Berthier has a diploma from the École Polytechnique Fédérale [a Swiss higher education institution] in Lausanne and has a Masters in town planning from Paris VIII University. He teaches at the Normandy School of Architecture.
Clément Bouchet became a state-qualified architect in June 2010 at the National Higher Institute for Architecture in Clermont-Ferrand. He has been a member of the MESOSTUDIO team since September 2010.
Fabien Gantois is an architect. He studied in Lille, Paris and then Atlanta. He worked in the United States and then in France on Architecture-Workshop projects by Renzo Piano and Édouard François. He won an award in the Europan 8 competition and created his agency in 2006. He teaches at the School of Architecture in Paris-La Villette.
Etienne Panien has been a government approved landscape architect since 2004. “With Marion Dutoit, we created the les2cyclopes studio – landscape architects, in Le Havre in 2007. Essentially, we deal with public commissions. With our fellow landscape architects, architects, lighting engineers, gardeners, etc., we collaborated on the ‘À Table’ installation with le Balto at 104 rue d’Aubervilliers in Paris and created the ‘Sillons Chantez’ garden for the 2009 Lausanne Garden Festival”.
Olivier Duraysseix is a gardener. He already had a degree in corporate economics when he came to Paris in 1989, where he worked in the passenger transport sector. Then, after retraining, during which he met Guillaume, he also got a vocational baccalaureate in “Landscape development and works”.
Guillaume Pezet is a gardener. After getting a degree in Geography and spending the first part of his professional career in distribution and insurance, he decided to retrain and got a vocational baccalaureate in “Landscape development and works”.
In February 2009, Olivier Duraysseix and Guillaume Pezet got together to create their own gardening company “L’ENVERS DU JARDIN”. Together, they have been providing the design, development and upkeep of green spaces for private individuals in the Ile de France area for 2 years now. Their approach is deliberately ethical, respecting both plants and the environment.