ODILE COMPAGNON is an independent architect with a practice in Chicago and in Paris, France as well as a teaching professorship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects. Prior to her current status, Odile was a partner with Studio Gang / O’Donnell, from its founding in 1997 to 2000. Before coming to the United States as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Odile partnered with Marie-Hélène Dangeon and Denis Martinet at DMC Architectes, in Paris. This firm focused on communities in central France where DMC built public housing, and various public buildings in addition to private commissions. DMC was commissioned as an Urban Planner for the Cities of Le Blanc, Châteauroux and Argenton sur Creuse.
DMC’s projects were awarded top recognition by Architecture Mouvement Continuité in their annual review of built Architecture in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
Prior to the formation of DMC Architectes in 1987, Odile practiced with the firm of Chemetov and Huidobro in Paris, considered one of the leading French firms in the design and construction of Community Buildings and Social Housing. During this practice that Odile coordinated the design of the French Embassy in New Delhi, India with the local architect, Raj Rewal and supervised the building construction.
Ms. Compagnon's areas of specialty are in creative reuse, urban planning, education and community participation. Ms. Compagnon is a registered Architect in Illinois, France and the E.E.C.