Tevi Allan-Ston Mensah*

Architecte diplômé d’État, Artiste 

né le 23 juin 1998 à Lomé, Togo
vit et travaille à Soucieu-en-Jarrest, France


*mais tout le monde m’appelle allan

(Education and workshops)

Architecte Diplômé d’État (MSc)

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France. 2022
With research mention, congratulations of the jury, studio ‘Theorized Lateral Architectures’ (ALT), Nominated for the ‘Prix de la Jeune Architecture’

Master 1 in Architecture

Exchange program in I. politecnico de la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain. 2019/20

Bachelor of Architecture

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France. 2019



UDK Berlin, Germany. 2022
Summer school supervised by Stéphanie Bru, 4 months concluded by a 1-week workshop at the Neue Nationalgalerie with Hans-Walter Müller

(Professional experiences)

Freelance Architect

Lyon and Paris. 2022-CURRENT

A game of Prizes

Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2023
Co-curator of the critical exhibition of the Plečnik Prize


Lyon France.  2022-2023
Recipient of the the support program for young artists from the contemporary art center BF15


Montreuil, France. 11 months, 2020/21
Project assistant, competitions, schematic design, execution details


Lyon, Madrid, Paris, Bratislava. 2019
Founder, student collective as a creative work force around publishing in architecture

Looking for Architecture

Lyon, France.
Intern, competitions, 5 weeks, 2019

WYSWYG architecture

Lyon, France
Intern, execution details, communication drawings, 3 months, 2018

(Academic experience)

Visiting teacher

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France. 
Thesis, Master studio ‘Theorized Lateral Architectures’ (ALT)
Second semester of Engineer-Architect Program (DCIA2)

Workshop teaching-assistant

Potager du Roi, École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, France. 2022
éé versailles, 1-week summer school founded by nous.computer
(Selected awarded prizes and competitions)

LINA Fellow

EU, European Green Deal. 2022/23
Among 25 emerging European practices, in the framework of the LINA European Architecture Platform program, launch conference in Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prix COAL-Culture et diversité

(Art and ecology Prize), Paris, France. 2022
Nominated for the research-creation ‘À ses eaux agiles’, presented at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris


Prix de la Jeune Architecture

organised by École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France. 2023
Competition, ‘objets d’architecture’, winning entry, curation and scenography for the diploma exhibition of ENSA Lyon, built with publishing house QNDMC and Eugénie Palau


organised by Saint-Ex, cultural center, Reims, France. 2023
Competition, ‘playtime’, winning entry, bar and foyer space, built

Tunnel Evangelion

organized by Dropcity, Reuse Italy, SKWAT, Koozarch, 2023
Finalist for the competition of the rehabilitation  of Magazzini Raccordati, exhibited in the Salone del Mobile 2023, Milan

Hotel, Archijeunes

organised by Valode et Pistre
Competition, ‘chez-moi ailleurs’, winning entry, 5th prize

Hazebrouck, La Friche

organized by AGUR Dunkerque, Hazebrouck, France. 2022
Competition, ‘La baraque’, winning entry - 3rd prize

Pavillon ALT

organized by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France. 2022
Competition, ‘Balthazar’, winning entry, installation built, Neyron, France

Berlin Techno Booth

organized by Beebreeders international competitions. 2021
Competition, Snb-F1, winning entry - 2nd prize

L’écho du Marteau

festival in Nancy, France. 2021
Competition, les bruits, winning entry, installation built in Sion-Vaudémont, France

Mini Maousse 7, Virtual Schola

organized by the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France. 2019
Competition, Pl/I, winning entry, 1/5 scale model exhibited in Trocadéro, Paris, Fr

(Residencies and lectures)


Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy. To be screened in Senigalia, 2023
Production a documentary short film in the framework of the MAXXI Film Summer School

Triennale of Architecture of Lisbon

Portugal. Ongoing, 2023
‘On the move’ research residency focusing on the conditions of the territory, ‘the Periple Duet’

Architektūros fondas

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2023
Mentor of the Experiment’s Platform, support program for architectural research


Berlin, Germany. Ongoing, 2023
Digital writing residency, 4 months

Forecast Festival

Berlin, Germany. Ongoing, 2023
Initiation of collective performance, ’Borderland investigations: a walk on the edge’, Radialsystem


Driving the Human

Berlin, Germany. 2022
Research and participation in a Panel talk moderated by Vera Sacchetti, art and architecture festival, Silent green

(Publications, exhibitions)

10 Fragments

Villa Noailles, Hyères, France. Ongoing, 2023
Collective exhibition for the centennial of the Villa Noailles, curated by MBL architects, 10 young European practices are invited to reinterpret a fragment of Mallet-Stevens’ building

Balthazar, recipe

Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Lettonia. 2022
Project and short article, published in the New Food Deal exhibited during TAB 2022

Let the sunshine in!
3 questions on the metropolis

Oslo Architecture Triennial. 2022
Prospective research on housing, published in the online atlas ‘Neighborhood index’