After studying architecture and stage design, he complemented his education with a degree in anthropology, which took him to Nepal for a year. His multidisciplinary team is composed of architects, scenographers, designers, and landscape architects, according to the project. Today, the Atelier works on various projects of different sizes and nature, ranging from cultural facilities, academic buildings, housing, offices, transport infrastructures, and engineering structures. The team also focuses on developing new building processes. From 1993 to 2003, Marc Barani was a professor of architecture and continues to deliver lectures in France and abroad. In 2008, Le Moniteur awarded him the Prix de l’Équerre d’Argent (the Silver T-square Prize) for his design of the Nice tramway station. In 2013, he was bestowed the Grand prix national de l’architecture. In 2018, he received the Grande Médaille d’Or from the French Académie Royale d’Architecture. In 2015, Marc Barani was actively involved in the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to elaborate a novel national strategy for architecture, for which he headed the « innovation » working group. He is also a member of the « Valeur de l’Architecture » think tank established in 2018. In 2018, he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts.