About 2018-01-21T19:29:30+00:00


Founded in 1976 in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, the “société d’Architecture Capy-Joulia” has become a reference over the years in the field of car distribution, then design and construction of industrial and commercial buildings.

Always looking for perfection, the agency got richer in people and skills. Architects, engineers, economists, and building managers reinforce the team which operates all over France, French overseas departments and territories and on the African continent.

Its process and standards expertise, its mastering of costs and deadlines make the agency Capy-Joulia, the priviledged partner of constructors and car dealers.


As a multidisciplinary architectural agency, Empreintes covers the South West of France since 2001

Open onto the world, attentive to the innovation in order to suggest new solutions for better performance buildings, more attractive and more economical, the agency Empreintes leans on a team of architects and young and dynamic collaborators.

Rich in diversity and complementarity, Empreintes designs and transforms living and working spaces, learning and leisure spaces.

Its discipline and its opening have allowed Empreintes to win the trust of prestigious public and private customers.


Jean-Pierre Capy and Bruno Joulia wish to put their pencils down and entrust their drawing pads to their closest collaborators. In a willingness of excellence and multidisciplinary collaboration emerges a unique structure : Groupe Empreintes, stemming from the fusion of the agencies Capy-Joulia and Empreintes. Spreading accross France, our teams welcome you in Toulouse, Villefranche-de-Rouergue and La Roche-Bernard.

Proud of the legacy left by both agencies and sure of the professionalism and motivation of the team, I wished to pursue this mutual adventure…

It is with more opening onto the world, more collaboration and exchange that we envisage the future. We are developing new partnership to be closer to our projects and our clients.

We will continue to create, build, innovate, meet challenges and leave our imprint.

Laurent Ortiz,
President of Group Empreintes

Groupe Empreintes Laurent Ortiz
Discover what will change
years experience and expertise
km walked in 2017 (Earth to Moon distance)
draughts and drawings realised per project
m² built or renovated on average each year




Present today on the whole of the French territory and even beyond, we wish to create proximity with our clients. It is with this in mind that after Villefranche in 1976 and Toulouse in 2001, we are opening the agency in La Roche-Bernard near Nantes in 2018.

We are also relying on a parallel partners’ network in the regions of Valenciennes, Dijon and Marseille.

We aim to create a group spirit but preserving identities, characteristics and skills proper to each site.

Working on our strongest points allows us to have more progression margin, and by complementing each other we can reach our goal best.

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