Collegium Helveticum

Jean Souviron
Early-Career Fellow 2024–2025

Fellowship duration
September 01, 2024–June 30, 2025

Associated with

Jean Souviron (born in 1988 in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, FR) is an architect and civil engineer. As a researcher, he studies 20th-century building techniques and their relationship with indoor climates and the environment, analyzing the ecological, social, and architectural impact resulting from the implementation of energy and industrial policies. His research combines history of architecture and technology, industrial and territorial ecology, and environmental humanities.

Jean received his doctorate from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE) in 2022. His doctoral research, supported by the Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (FNRS), focused on the socio-technical trajectory of the insulating glass unit, questioning its contribution to the development of new expectations of comfort and thus to the growth of the environmental footprint of Western societies.

Before joining the Collegium, Jean was a lecturer at the ENSA Paris-Belleville from 2022 until 2024, where his teaching focused on the uses, techniques, and physical phenomena involved in the construction of indoor environments, with particular attention to the issues raised by climate change and ecological upheaval.