(1837–1920). French architect who trained under Questel. He worked with C. Garnier on the Paris Opéra and, from 1870, with Labrouste. His buildings include various mausolea in Père-Lachaise Cemetery and additions to the Bibliothèque Nationale (1878–81—Rue Colbert Stack Rooms—and 1906–17—Rue Vivienne Periodicals Reading Room and Stacks), in Paris. His most significant building was the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Place de la Victoire, Bordeaux (1880–8). An important teacher, he promoted an impeccable Beaux-Arts Classicism that had a profound influence from the 1870s through to 1914.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.