Jacques Debat-Ponsan
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Jacques Debat-Ponsan

Jacques Harold Edouard Debat-Ponsan (Copenhagen, 21 August 1882 - Paris, 1942) was a French architect.


Debat-Ponsan studied in the atelier of Victor Laloux at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He took the Prix de Rome in 1912 and was resident at the Villa Medici from January 1913 to February 1915.

Following the First World War, Debat-Ponsan was engaged in reconstruction projects, then in 1928 was named architect-in-chief of the French national Postes, télégraphes et téléphones administration (PTT).

Debat-Ponsan was the son of French painter Édouard Debat-Ponsan, and the uncle of French Prime Minister Michel Debré.


  • Paris telephone central office for exchange "Ségur", 55 Avenue de Saxe (1900)
  • urban planning and reconstruction of Cambrai, with fellow architects Pierre Leprince-Ringuet and Marc Germain Debré (beginning 1919)
  • reconstruction of Driencourt (1920-1927)
  • PTT Administration Building, 20 Avenue de Segur (1931-1939)
  • Paris telephone central office for exchange "Suffren", Avenue de Suffren (1933)
  • École Jean-Baptiste Clément, Boulogne-Billancourt (1934)[1]
  • Unité de formation et de recherche biomédicale des Saints-Pères at Paris Descartes University, with Louis Madeline and Armand Guéritte (begun 1936, interrupted by the war, dedicated 1953)
  • Villa Douce, Reims, with Pol Gosset (1929-1932)
  • City Hall at Boulogne-Billancourt, with Tony Garnier (1931-34)


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