50 % INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
70 % INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
International and independent, CONFLUENCE is located in Lyon, a European metropole with a strong international influence. Lyon is connected by high-speed rail to many of France’s major cities and is also accessible by train from neighboring European countries. The Lyon International Airport offers direct ights to many European capitals and is easily reached from around the world through hourly connecting ights from Paris.
At the center of a large redevelopment project between the Rhone and the Saone rivers and surrounded by cultural facilities and important industrial actors from research and higher education, the Con uence is at the heart of a dynamic network and acts as a real cultural hub in a unique, stimulating and inspiring environment for teachers and researchers from the entire world.
Teaching at the CONFLUENCE is in French and English. The bilingual nature of the school prepares students for the reality of their future professional life and is the key to turning the school into an international platform of architectural education.
Apart from its strategic geographical location, three essential qualities give CONFLUENCE its international standing:
-a constant renewal of the internationally renowned faculty -the demanding standards for student recruitment, from a global pool of candidates -the creation of a network of international partners with institutions that are recognized both locally and globally. It has already started exchange programms with many schools such as : Muenster, Lichstentien, Llubjana, China, Taiwan, Ann Arbor, Oklahoma and McGill.
CONFLUENCE possesses a global network that links it to schools on every continent. This network was made possible by relationships created through the personal and professional histories of its founders (USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, Taiwan, Russia, Slovenia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, South Africa).
This network is certainly also made possible by the experience and relationships that Odile Decq has developed with many countries along her career as a practitioner and teacher. Driven by this rich and fruitful experience, she wishes to share it with students at the CONFLUENCE by integrating it as a specificity of the school.
Harvard GSD, Cambridge USA
Münster University, Münster Germany
Leicester School of Architecture, Leicester UK
JADHAVPUR university department of Architecture
Manchester University, department of Architecture, Manchester, UK
Luxembourg University, department of Architecture, Luxembourg
Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana Slovenia
Oris house of Architecture, Zagreb Croatia
University of Saint Louis, department of Architecture, Saint Louis USA
Innsbruck University, department of architecture, Innsbruck Austria
Chandler Ahrens, Saint Louis USA
Sir Peter Cook, London, UK
Odile Decq, Paris, France
Aaron Sprecher, Tel-Aviv Israel
Nicolas Hannequin, Paris, France
Jacque Sautereau, Paris France
Andrea Blum, New-York USA
Anupama Kundoo, Auroville, India
Bostjan Vuga, Lubljana, Slovenia
Carin Smuts, Cap Town South Africa
Carl Frederick Svenstedt, Stockolm, Sweden
Davy Brun Lyon france
Georges Tessot Laval, Canada
Lina Gothmeh Beirut, Lebanon
Luca Galofaro, Rome, Italia
Ricardo de Ostos, London, UK
Reza Azard, Paris, France
Yael Reisner,, London UK
Lukas Feireiss, Berlin, Germany