Hervé BEAUDOUIN was born in 1949 in Nancy where he studied architecture and graduated in 1975. He opened his own architectural office in Niort in 1976.

Fond of the rural surrondings, he carrieds out research into the religion's venacular architecture as welle as Roman architecture.

He started by developing a plain architecture based on geometrical rigour and symmetry.

Started working with Portuguese architects Joao Luis Carrilho Da Gracia and Eduardo Souto De Moura in 2004.

He was appointed "Architect Conseil d'Etat" in 1997 and member of the Architecture Academie in 2009.