VAUDOYER, French family of architects

Antoine-Laurent-Thomas Vaudoyer (1756-1846) was an influential administrator and teacher in post-Revolutionary Paris, his atelier producing some of the most important innovators in French architecture of the first half of the 19th century. His son Léon Vaudoyer (1803-1872) was one of the founders of the new Romantic movement in architecture, his theories embodied in his principal works - the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris, and Marseille Cathedral. Léon's son Alfred Vaudoyer (1846-1917), who trained with his father, helped complete Marseille Cathedral, but he worked principally in private practice, building numerous houses in a neo-Renaissance style in the western suburbs of Paris, especially around Jouy-en-Josas. He also designed several pavilions for the Expositions Universelles in Paris (1878, 1889, 1900). Alfred's son Georges Vaudoyer (1877-1947) and grandson Jean-Laurent Vaudoyer (1902-1975) continued the family tradition into the 20th century; Georges was noted for innovative work in the design of public housing.

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