Victor Lefebvre



Victor Lefebvre is a state-licensed French architect with a background in furniture design and woodworking.

Educated both in France and Japan, Victor practiced at Kengo Kuma Paris before a research grant lead him to work in Kyoto for three years.

With more passion for working with his hands than his doctoral studies, Victor worked on a few residential projects in the area, including hand-built renovations of traditional homes, as well as competitions for Kengo Kuma in Tokyo.

He then returned to Europe, where he spent two years at Herzog & de Meuron Basel working on high-profile competitions and residential projects, as well as on furniture and detailing projects in the studio’s in-house wood shop.

Victor moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a designer at Envelope A+D, and now works on independent projects and travels around the world in his quest of careful details and new collaborators for UMÉ Studio.