LAN Architecture was founded by Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano in 2002. The agency’s name echoes the partners’ intentions directly. LAN is precisely the acronym of Local Architecture Network and it refers to the local design network applied and developed through specific field skills, experts and authors attending on the projects.The double nationality of LAN enables to bridge different European countries. In 2004 LAN architecture work was selected by the French Culture Minister for the “Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes” for its potential and talent. In six years time, the agency has earned a reputation and won competitions both in France and abroad. LAN is currently working on 15 ongoing projects and developing its activity in several countries. Recent awards received by the agency: the International Architecture Awards 2009, delivered from the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, the Archi-Bau Awards 2009 for the best Green Building and the XII World Triennial of Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria, Special Prize. LAN’s projects explore new fields of intervention and aim to create new uses while respecting contextual, programmatic and site-specificity with a strong social and urban involvement.