Michel Roux-Spitz (1888-1957) was a French architect who came from Lyon; awarded the Prix de Rome in 1920, he settled in Paris on his returnfrom the French Academy in Rome. At 14 rue Guyenemer (6th arrondissement), he developped the rectilinear three-sided glass bay set next to round windows which were to become one of his trade-marks.
As "architecte en chef des bâtiments civils", his brief encompassed public buildings including post offices and he was responsible for the re-designing of the interior of the Bibliothèque Nationale (french National Library). After World War II, he was put in charge of rebuilding the city of Nantes.
private housing in Paris
Two of these structures are listed as historic monuments: 3 rue de la Cité Universitaire (14th arrondissement) and 14 rue Guynemer (6th arrondissement). Other buildings not illustrated here are at 14 boulevard Suchet and at 29bis rue de Montevideo (16th arrondissement) in Paris and at 45 boulevard Inkermann in Neuilly.
to which should be added the Post Office at place de la Bourse (2nd arrondissement - interior unfortunately revamped in the late 70s) as well as those at 140 boulevard du Montparnasse (14th arrondissement) in Paris, in Lyon and Nantes.
buildings in the Roux-Spitz style