Designer of the Parc des Princes football stadium in Paris and Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Other designs included Qatar's ASPIRE Academy, Montreal's Olympic Village, and Abu Dhabi's Officer's Club.
He was born in a small village of only 1,000 people.
He was appointed commander of the Legion d'Honneur by the French government of the Ordre National du Mérite of Palmes académiques and of Arts et Lettres.
His father was a cabinetmaker.
He and Le Corbusier were both world-famous French architects.