Architectural Coffee Break

Jeannette Studio Architecture

Melissa Kacoutie is one of the most prominent Ivorian architects of the moment. In 2016, she opened her own architecture firm – Jeannette Studio Architecture based in the Cocody district of Abidjan. Through her practice, her greatest pride is to hire different people from young women who prove in fact that it is possible for women to work in a sector considered as male-dominated in Africa.

"What I love most about Kacoutie's work is her efforts to blend traditional and raw minimalistic style in a repetition of simple elements to mimic complexity, all endowed with a touch of femininity."