Noémie Lafaurie-Debany


Noemie Lafaurie-Debany joined Balmori Associates in 2007 and has since lead various projects including a mixed-use project in Doha, Qatar; the Ministry of Agriculture in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Broadway Malls master plan in New York City, NY; an art park in Atlantic City, NJ; a garden for the 2013 Beijing garden Expo, Beijing, China. She directed the design and installation of Urban Living Room with Save the Children in Rome, Italy and Making Circles in the Water for the International Garden Festival in Metis, Canada. She is also leading the Floating Landscape BAL / LAB with ongoing experimentations in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY.

Noémie has worked closely with Diana Balmori on numerous publications including A Landscape Manifesto (Yale University Press, 2010) and Drawing and Reinventing Landscape (A/D Wiley, 2014).

Prior to joining Balmori, Noémie was project manager for Fung Collaboratives, an organization that specializes in the development and production of experimental international contemporary art exhibitions. She worked closely with over thirty internationally renowned architects and artists such as Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Steven Holl, Anish Kapoor, and Carsten Holler to produce monumental hybrid works of art and architecture. She authored essays explaining the design and construction processes of these exhibitions in The Snow Show published by Thames and Hudson.

Trained as an architect at the École Nationale Superieure D'Architecture De Nancy, France, Noémie was awarded a scholarship and spent her final year studying Nordic Design and Architecture at the University of Oulu in Finland.