Founded in 1890, Atelier Ferret Architectures has become world renowned for its expertise in all architectural projects relating to sports and cultural facilities.
Pierre Ferret invented the concept of National Sports Facilities for individual disciplines when he designed the National Football Technical Centre in Clairefontaine, and then the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis. Catching the eye with his refurbishment of the Toulouse Stadium for the 1998 football World Cup, he has gone on to design numerous sports stadiums and facilities in France and around the world.
An example of his recent work is the rehabilitation of Lens Football Stadium, and the construction of the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille which features a world first, the “performance box” beneath a mobile roof, a high-tech system that has never been achieved before in a French stadium.
Venezia Ferret-Massie is a State-qualified architect who joined the architectural firm in 2011 as co-director, bringing her specific skills in sustainable development and a fresh eye on sports and cultural facilities, as well as housing projects.