Isabelle Biro is the principal of Atelier Isabelle Biro in Paris, France. Since the founding of the firm in 1985, Atelier Isabelle Biro has focused primarily on the design of public school buildings and multifamily housing (logements collectifs) for urban and suburban sites in France. The housing work is founded on an ethic of social good, affordability, and access with a focus on housing unit design, on continuity of exterior spaces, on flexibility of use, and on design for future adaptation. Biro holds a Diplome d’architecture (DPLG) and is a graduate of L’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (l’ENSAD) and L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (UP6). Biro has taught architecture and design at L’Ecole d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territories, Marne-la-Vallée, Cal Poly Pomona, SCI-Arc, UCLA, and the University of Southern California.
Isabelle Biro will also be lecturing in Portland at the White Stag Block on January 27.