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Born on 10 July 1938 in Bordeaux Caudéran, Paul Andreu is the world famous architect. He was a former pupil of the Ecole Polytéchnique (graduated 1958) Chief Engineer of Ponts et Chaussées in 1963 Awarded Government’s Architect Diploma (DPLG) in 1968.
Worked as an officer of the French National Order of Merit Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters, he is also a member of the French Academy of Architecture and member of the French Academy of Air and Space.
1976: Silver Grand Medal J.F. Delarue Prize awarded by the French Academy of Architecture for the architectural quality of Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.
1977: French National Grand Prize in Architecture.
1981: Construction’s Man of the Year “Engineering News-Record”, Citation, USA.
1987: President of the study group “Architecture and Export”, on the export of French architectural and engineering ideas, held by the French Ministry for Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Planning, and Transportation.
1989: Florence Gould Grand Prize for the whole of his work.
1990: First Category Architecture License, Japan. Special jury prize for the best metal construction for the elevator tower of the Arche de la Défense, Paris.
1994: Da Vinci Award for construction, given by the French Committee of Construction and Fine Arts for the whole of his work.
1995: April, “Nikkei BP Technology Award’s 1995” for Osaka Kansaï International Airport, Japan. With Mr Tsuneharu Hattori, KIA Ltd, Mr Piano, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Mr Kimiaki Minai, Nikken Sekkei Ltd, Mr Takeshi Kido, Japan Airport Consultant, Mr Obayashi, Mr Takenaka.
May: “Japan Institute of Architecture Award (AIJ) 1995” for Osaka Kansaï International Airport, Japan. With: Mr Tsuneharu Hattori, KIA Ltd, Mr Piano, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Mr Kimiaki Kido, Japan Airport Consultant.
November, Award for the Roissy TGV/RER station glass roof metal framework. With Hugh Dutton, R.F.R., Jean-Marie Duthilleul, SNCF, Joe Locke, Watson Steel Ltd.
“Aga Khan architecture Award 1995” for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport landscape development at Jakarta-Cangareng.
1996: April 1st, Price realization of a leisure and commercial center ‘Cité Europe’ in Calais awarded in Montreux, Switzerland by "The International Council of Shopping Centers" (I.C.S.C.).
June, Spécial award of the ‘Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (A.A.A.F.).
1997: November, "Special Award, commendation" for the tridimentional structure of by The Institution of Structural Engineers in Londres with RFR.
1998: December, competition award for the ‘nicest steel works’ for the ‘Charles-de-Gaulle’ airport 2F hall’s peninsula awarded by the French steel construction syndicate
1999: March, Great Medal of the century awarded by the French Aéro-Club. 2000 September : Citizen of honour of the city of Guangdong, China.
2002 March, "Special Award" for the Osaka sea museum awarded by The Institution of Structural Engineers in Londres, with ARUP.