(1853–1934). French Beaux-Arts trained architect. A pupil of Charles Garnier, Pascal, and Questel, he designed one of the biggest buildings of his time, the Nouvelle Sorbonne, Paris (1885–1901), a splendid display of Beaux-Arts ideals that was influential in America, especially on the work of McKim, Mead, & White. He also designed the Institut Océanographique (1910–11) and the Banque Dreyfus (1911–12), both in Paris, and the League of Nations, Geneva (1927–37.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.