Rodolphe Schvartz, Master student

What did your training at ENSA Normandie bring you?

I come from a technical baccalaureate in the field of architecture and construction, with a specialization STI2D AC (Science and Technique of Industry and Sustainable Development, option Architecture and Construction).

However, I chose to join ENSA Normandie because of its artistic and creative approach, which I had previously greatly missed. I found exactly what I was looking for in this school, while discovering many other disciplines. I had the opportunity to meet many people with their own visions of architecture and design, which allowed me to expand my horizons.

Moreover, thanks to the associative life, I was able to learn from colleagues as well as friends on various subjects, all thanks to the many different associations present in the School.

In short, ENSA Normandie allowed me to open my mind to all aspects of architectural thought, as well as to art and reflection in general.

What are your ambitions at the end of your degree?

In the short term, I would like to take the HMONP diploma in order to discover a wider dimension of the architectural profession. In the medium term, I wish to remain in the field of architecture, but to turn more towards the media. Media is a dimension that I was able to rediscover and deepen at ENSA Normandie, especially thanks to the radio REC (Radio Étudiante Culturelle).

Which teacher has had the greatest impact on you?

It's hard for me to pick just one teacher because I've met so many inspiring teachers and speakers throughout my studies. 

I would like to thank people who have played an important role in the functioning of our school, such as Jean-Charles Alzon, our carpenter, who taught me a lot about designing wooden parts and models. I could also tell you about Damien Renault, a doctoral student whom I met in a history class and with whom I have continued to talk regularly for several years.

However, if I had to choose one teacher in particular, I would say Judith Rotbart, a former teacher at the school. Her method of working and her pedagogy inspired me a lot, and I appreciated the way she taught me a part of design in architecture.

During this third semester of the project, we did not work from a site to finish with the design of a room or a piece of furniture. This method was done the other way around: we started with the furniture and ended with the site. This pedagogy allowed me to better understand the change of scale in design. This work experience was very formative for me and continues to be useful in my various current projects.