Miguel Cornejo founded with Christelle Avenier their agency in 2008 in Paris. Avenier Cornejo was selected as one of the "Europe 40 under 40, 2014 Architecture firms” which recognizes emerging young architects. In the same year, they are nominated at the Equerre d’Argent. In the wake of this, Avenier Cornejo is in the design phase on various projects: housing, sheltered accommodation, children’s facilities, and medical installations; and in the construction phase on several other projects in Paris.
The approach of the studio is above all inventive. Each project gives rise to a process of reflection and each expectation has several possible answers but, whatever the architectural desire is, the goal is to bring a fertile reaction. They won the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award 2017 for its 38 social housing in Clichy. Three years later, they delivered a project in Pantin which gets them a new nomination at the Equerre d’Argent 2019 in the Housing category.
The work of the studio was exhibited in several housing exhibitions in Paris (“Habiter plus habiter mieux” Pavillon de l’Arsenal), London («Social Housing – New European Projects» Riba), and New York (AIA NY Center of Architecture).