David-Pierre Jalicon

C.E.O. / Architect D.P.L.G.

  David-Pierre Jalicon did arrived in 1996 in Korea and then did establish his own architectural firm, DPJ&Partners, in this country. Today, the firm counts 60 employees in Korea with extensive activities all around Asia.

The firm is organized around 3 divisions: architecture, interior/retail, and engineering. Among others, DPJ &Partners, is well known for having designed in Korea the VVIP resort SonoFelice and SonoFelice Village and CC in Vivaldi Park, the new Oman Embassy, the Aqua-Art bridge near by the Seoul Art Center, the Central Point bridge in front of the Marriott Hotel, the Maison Cartier, the French School in Sorae Maeul, the French Cultural Center and French Consulate, the new RSM tower. The firm is as well in charge of developing projects for luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dior, Hermes, including Flagship-store like, House of Dior and Omega very recently.

The works and creativity of David-Pierre Jalicon have been several times awarded, Grand Prix d’Architecture of the Beaux-Arts Academy (Ex Grand Prix de Rome), Villa Medicis Hors les Murs, Pierre Cardin Architectural Prize.

David-Pierre Jalicon is as well, Honorary Citizen of Seoul City since 2006. He has received a knighthood in the Field of “Arts and Letters” in 2008 from the French Republic and a Citation in the order of Prime Minister from the Korean Republic in 2013. He is also a member of Seoul City FIAC (Foreign Investment Advisory Committee) since 2010.

David-Pierre Jalicon is graduated DPLG from the Paris School of Architecture and received additional qualifications from the CNAM engineering School and from La Sorbonne (Art Philosophy).

The approach of David-Pierre Jalicon is particularly recognized in Korea for its ability to integrate traditional values and belief systems (geomancy, Taoism, Shamanism, Confucianism) in the service of contemporary architecture. His projects and works have been the subject of numerous publications and reports in most Korean media.

David-Pierre Jalicon is CCE (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur-Foreign Trade Advisor) since 2005. He is also the Chairman of the FKCCI (French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry) since 2011.
Korea : The president of D.P.J. & Partners, Ltd.
France : The president of David-Pierre JALICON Architecte D.P.L.G.
ARCHITECTURE GRAND PRIX 1991 and Charles Abella Prize, awarded by the Beaux-Arts Academy of the French Institute; and French architects' Friendly Society Prize 1991, for the “Ile Seguin University of Europe” project (128,000 m²)
PRIZE FOR THE BEST DIPLOMA PROJECT 1991-1992 given by the Paris-Conflans Architecture School for : "Volcatech : centre of New Technology Arts experiment and diffusion" project, (Clermont-Ferrand)
MENTION, EDF (French National Electricity Company) Foundation ELECTRA 1994 Scholarships
PIERRE CARDIN PRIZE 1994 for Architecture
VILLA MEDICIS HORS LES MURS 1995, awarded by AFAA (French Artistic Action Association), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the South Korea TGV Scenographic project “RAIL-ART” (landscape and artistic layouts)
KNIGHT BY FRENCH GOVERNMENT of the order of "ARTS ET LETTRES" by French Government 2008
Arts and Techniques Academy, French High Engineer School (CNAM : Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers) :1986-1988
Summer School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA : 1991
ARCHITECT D.P.L.G. (Diploma), Paris-Conflans school of architecture :1992
Philosophy of Art (DEA), University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbone : 1993-1994
Architectural Theory and Aesthetics(CEEA), Paris-Villemin school of architecture : 1993-1995
Consultant for the strategy of urban development and territory planners office ECD (Economie, Culture et Developpement)
Professor of Graduate School of Architecture in Kyonggi University : 2002
Chairman of the French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI)
Member of FIAC (Foreign International Advisory
Commitee of Seoul City Administration)