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2 rue de Budapest, 44000 Nantes, France
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urbanmakers is an architecture, urbanism and design practice founded in Nantes in 2010. Today we count about about fifteen collaborators.


urbanmakers works facing a technical, hyper fast, political and heavy normative environment : in order to keep the aim of a good use and the sense of the initial project, we reveal our creativity, our combative and synthesis spirit. We love playing our role which consists of helping people achieve a unique piece of work, even when the interests are different (and sometimes opposite). urbanmakers is set on the crossed visions of its two partners. Antoine Motte is an architect, he takes advantage of his former experience leading large scale projects in France and abroad. Axel Le Mintier is an engineer, he benefits from high performance in project management, and very good command of real estate clients.

Antoine Motte, Associated Partner, managing director,  DPLG architect
Born in 1975, Antoine graduated from Paris-la-Seine architectural school. The French architectural academy granted him with its best diploma price (Robert Camelot price 2001). That same year, he won Europan 6 competition. Then he joined Jacques Ferrier Architecture (Paris) during eight years where he headed several projects, including large scale public equipments. Two years in Shanghai (2004-2005) helped him improve his knowledge of international working methods. Coming back to Paris, he headed the international department of Jfa. Building on the expertise of this Parisian recognized practice, he launched urbanmakers in 2010.

Axel Le Mintier, Associated Partner, ESTP engineer
Born in 1976, Axel graduated from Paris Civil engineering school in 2000. After four years working as an engineering consultant at Altran group, he joined real estate field (atrealis then ataraxia) where he gained knowledge about operational experience through project ownership of several residential developments in the west part of France. Actively involved in city production, the thirty developments he has been guiding confirms his architectural and building design sensibility. Thanks to this development experience, he launched urbanmakers in 2010.


Antoine Motte, associated partner, managing director, DPLG architect
Antoine Motte
Axel Le Mintier, associated partner, ESTP engineer
Axel Le Mintier
Ronan Jacq, project manager, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
 Ronan Jacq
Bruno Trovalet, project manager, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Bruno Trovalet
Benoît Peigné, project manager, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Benoît Peigné
Sabrina Cathelin, project manager, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Sabrina Cathelin
Gautier Martin, project assistant, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Gautier Martin
Ehsan Farooghi, BIM manager, holder of an DE architect diploma
Ehsan Farooghi
Pauline Monte, project assistant, holder of an DE architect diploma
Pauline Monte
Christophe Dubois, draftsman, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Christophe Dubois
Nicolas Huon, project assistant, holder of an DE architect diploma
Nicolas Huon
Fabian Leroy-Godineau, project assistant, holder of an DE HMONP architect diploma
Fabian Leroy-Godineau
Stanislas Dervaux, assistant site manager
Alexis Boyard, head of construction works
Alexis Boyard
Christie Medina-Gonzalez, executive assistant
Christie Medina-Gonzalez
Sarah Lemercier, communication & candidatures
Sarah Lemercier

Our team is regularly completed with trainees.

workstationses (15), processor i7, portable workstations (2), processor i7, serveur réseau (10)To Network server with « cloud » backup, 128Go,  Retina screen 9,7’’ color printer A0 Canon IPF 785, multifunction copier A3 Canon IR C5535, flat screen TV led Samsung UHD 55″ with webcam for videoconferencing,  appareil photo hybride FUJIFILM X-T3 reflex camera Canon Eos 40 D 15M pix, Dremel modeling toolkit , laser telemeter , 3D resin printer SLA, model “form2”, Formlabs.

Autodesk Building Design Suite 2019 (Revit / Autocad / 3DS max)
Tekla BIMsight – VRay pour Revit – BIM Vision
Adobe Creative Suite CC 2019 (Photoshop / Illustrator / Indesign / LightRoom) – Twinmotion
Microsoft Suite Office -MindMap – Monday

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Our 260 Sqm office is in the city center of Nantes, organized in a large working room called the lab, a meeting room, a model room.