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  • Jean-François at Cromwell Place, South Kensington where our office is based
  • Photograph of the Jflemay office during the summer of 2022
  • Jean-François C. Lemay exploring a house design in virtual reality
  • Photograph of Jean-François C. Lemay

Jflemay is a RIBA-chartered architecture and product design office founded in London in 2019 by Jean-François C. Lemay.

Jflemay Architecture

Our architecture is led by a careful understanding of the client’s requirements as well as clarity of concept, honesty of structure, and sustainability. Our projects range from residential renovation in London, to a new ecological country house in Canada, to the transformation of a warehouse into an art gallery in Florida. We specialise in high-quality, creative projects requiring a fresh, thorough and professional approach.

Jflemay Design: furniture without screws

Our furniture is a response to urbanisation, smaller apartments and premises, and the need to reduce waste. Not only is it flat-pack: it can return to its flat-pack state. It is easy to assemble, to take apart and to reassemble because it has no fasteners or small parts and requires no tools. In order to support this flexibility, our furniture is made to last using sustainable, durable and recyclable materials. See our new web site, Without Screws.

About Jean-François C. Lemay

Photograph of Jean-François C. Lemay

Jean-François C. Lemay, originally from Montreal in Canada, is an architect based in London. He founded his architecture and design office in 2019 after nine years working for Foster and Partners, Sir Norman Foster’s company.

He graduated in architecture with distinction from McGill University in 2006. After one year as an apprentice at Moshe Safdie and Associates in Boston, during which he worked on the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, he went to study at the Architectural Association (AA) in London where a scholarship covered his tuition fees. He graduated with an AA Diploma in 2009.

During his time at Foster and Partners he completed the AA Part 3 Professional Studies and became a member of the ARB and a RIBA chartered architect. He worked for three years on the Stirling Prize-winning Bloomberg Offices in London, and for five years as an Associate on the Oceanwide Center towers in San Francisco, where he was responsible for the project’s planning application, historic restoration and public spaces.

In 2019 his furniture was selected by Elle Decor Italia as among the best of the Salone Satellite exhibition, and featured in the Salone del Mobile’s exhibition of young designers at La Rinascente in Milan. In August 2019 he left Foster and Partners to found Jflemay Architecture and Design.

Jean-François is a dual Canadian and British citizen. He teaches architecture occasionally at the universities of Brighton, Nottingham Trent and University College London (The Bartlett). He is accredited LEED Green Associate.


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Office by appointment: Jflemay Architecture and Design, 4 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE, United Kingdom

Please do not send mail to the above address. Send letters and parcels to: Jflemay Architecture and Design, 4 Empress Place, London, SW6 1TT, UK

VAT number: GB 312 3303 63