Jean-Michel Wilmotte, French architect, town-planner and designer, founded his practice WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SAS in 1975. It provides services in architecture, interior architecture, museum design, urban planning, and product design. The practice now employs 201 staff from over 20 different countries, and works on projects in a vast range of typologies, scales, and locations. Wilmotte & Associés SA is currently managing over 100 projects across the world. Jean-Michel Wilmotte is renowned for his eclectic approach to architectural design and for his continual striving for the application of high quality materials and detailing.
Among museum projects are architectural redesign of the Richelieu Wing of the Louvre (France), interior design of the exhibition halls in Musée D’Orsay (France), Department of Tribal and Aboriginal Arts in the Louvre (France), Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar), the Rijkmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), restructuring of the existing building and design of exhibition spaces in the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Chiado Museum (Lisbon, Portugal), rehabilitation and redevelopment of an industrial building from the 1950s as Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China).
In 2014 Wilmotte & Associes SA ranked 74 in the World Architecture 100, Building Design magazine’s compendium of the world’s biggest practices, thus cementing its reputation as one of the most important global architecture practices.
On 24 November 2014 Jean-Michel Wilmotte delivered the New Rijkmuseum. The Revival of a National Treasure lecture at the Hermitage Theatre.