KAPT Studio is a young architectural practice founded by Anas Koubaiti and Théo Pagnon. With nearly ten years' experience each as project managers in international architecture firms, they decided to work together on a variety of scales, from urban projects to interior design and furniture. They have also been working together in an academic context, teaching jointly at architecture schools since 2020. KAPT designs innovative, aesthetic, sustainable and tangible architecture that creatively resolves the constraints and challenges they face. A strong belief in the importance of sustainability underpins their work.



As architects, engineers and Urbanists, Anas and Théo strive to formulate a holistic vision of their practice. Their hybrid culture, both technical and artistic, leads them to come up with bold, poetic yet restrained proposals that are rooted in their context and in tune with the times. Recent projects such as the family home in Rabat, Morocco, and the Santa Teresa Ecolodge in Costa Rica, illustrate this vision through a range of environmental features integrated into the DNA of the buildings. Particular attention is paid to detail throughout the design process. Based between Paris and Rabat, the KAPT duo take on projects from a wide range of backgrounds, and the experience they have acquired and the rigour of their work mean they can tackle ambitious projects from inception to completion with the necessary confidence.

Anas Koubaiti

Architect – Engineer – Urbanist

Anas Koubaiti is an architect and engineer who graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette and École Spéciale des Travaux Publics. He is also trained as an urbanist at Sciences Po Paris.

After gaining experience in Milan, Geneva and Hanoi, he spent almost a decade working on urban and architectural projects, particularly in the tertiary sector and on cultural facilities, for internationally renowned Parisian agencies.He now works independently in the fields of urban planning, architecture and scenography between Rabat and Paris at KAPT Studio, which he co-founded with Théo Pagnon.

At the same time, Anas teaches as a guest professor at the School of Architecture of the International University of Rabat and at the Confluence Institute in Paris.

In 2023, Anas was shortlisted as an "Emerging Talent" by the Institut du Monde Arabe Design Prize.

He is "Europe 40under40®" winner in 2024.

Theo Pagnon

Engineer – Architect

Théo Pagnon trained as an engineer and architect at the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics de Paris and the École Nationale d'Architecture de Paris la Villette.

He spent almost a decade as an associate with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), an international architectural practice based in London, where he supervised work on the site of the Louvre Conservation Centre and won the competition for the Bayeux Tapestry Museum.

Thanks to his dual training, this structure and systems enthusiast brings a holistic and rigorous approach to his architectural practice, enabling him to tackle projects from the metropolitan scale to the mastery of execution details. He co-founded KAPT Studio, where he runs an independent practice covering the fields of urban planning, architecture and design in association with Anas Koubaiti.

At the same time, Théo teaches as a guest professor at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture and the Confluence Institute in Paris.

He is "Europe 40under40®" winner in 2024.