Robert Grace is a Franco-Australian, he graduated from the University of Melbourne & from Columbia University. Conducted PhD research (never completed) with the University of Melbourne in Paris whilst recipent Ackmann Scholarship and later at the AA in London.
Based in Paris, he has completed and worked on projects in Australia. He is a registered architect in Australia, United Kingdom and France.
His atelier robert grace architecture was founded in Melbourne in 1984, and has been established in France since 1991. His projets have won prizes in Australia, United States and England. Many of these have been the subject of numerous publications in the same fashion as his critical commentaries. He has been a member of international juries and has taught and lectured at Australian, American and European Universities
In 2016 he established state of grace as the research arm of robert grace architecture. His rencontres 2016 (In partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris) gathers actors in the world of architecture and associated realms to discuss their works, speculations and their collaborations.
Rencontre no 6 marks the final event of the Rencontres 2016 series and coincides with robert grace's 2016 Des'Esparon series of papers. These talks were centred around the specific, personal and reflective experiences of building a home in the hameau of Esparon in the Cevennes in the South of France, have been given at conferences in Istanbul, Paris, Copenhagen and Melbourne.