THE TEAM

Meet The MZA Team

Our team includes French, English and Russian speaking architects, all with a wealth of experience in the region.

Michael Zander

Michael Zander

Managing Director. DPLG, ARB, RIBA.

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Maude Habary

Maude Habary

Senior Project Architect DE

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Emilie Dideron

Emilie Dideron

Senior Project Architect DE HMONP

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Nita Sharma

Nita Sharma

Senior Architect BSc Hons, ARB, RIBA

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Fanny Combier

Fanny Combier

Senior Project Architect DPLG

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 Janet Zander

Janet Zander

Marketing & Admin Manager BA (Hons)

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 Isabelle Cauco

Isabelle Cauco

Secretary

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Zelim Muzaev

Zelim Muzaev

Project Architect DE HMONP

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Zelim Muzaev

Project Architect DE HMONP

Zelim has worked with MZA since 2017. He is senior project architect for several of our residential and hotel projects including Hôtel Les Arcades in Menton, 3 luxury villas in Cap d’Antibes and villas in Mougins and Villefranche sur Mer. He speaks perfect French and Russian and is proficient in English.


Isabelle Cauco

Secretary

Isabelle is our secretary and the secret to our success.  She is bilingual, highly efficient, always smiling and above all very nice!


Janet Zander

Marketing & Admin Manager BA (Hons)

Janet is responsible for marketing and general administration. She spent 10 years working in marketing for ICI Paints in the UK, Malaysia and Europe, latterly as European Marketing Manager. She also worked as Project Director for Added Value Marketing Consultancy and as Marketing Controller for Signet, the largest jewellery retailer in the UK, before moving to France in 2006.

Janet enjoys cooking and playing the piano. She and Michael also have two children, who keep both parents firmly under control when not at work.


Fanny Combier

Senior Project Architect DPLG

Fanny is Project Architect for several of our commercial and hotel projects, including the 5 star Apogee Hotel, Nike store and various projects for the offices of Amadeus IT group. Before joining MZA she worked on several public buildings as well as individual residential projects.

Fanny plays the piano, the guitar and the cello and loves drawing.  She also enjoys making pottery…both with and without her children to help…!


Nita Sharma

Senior Project Architect BSc Hons, ARB, RIBA

Nita takes the role of Project Architect for many of our English-speaking clients. She qualified as an Architect in 1998 in London and worked on many architectural projects in England including private housing in Harpenden, the Bristol Harbourside masterplan (residential, office and leisure facilities) and an elderly care home in St Albans before moving to France in 2006. Whilst with MZArchitecture she has worked on Le Mas Candille hotel bedrooms, Amadeus and Thalès Alenia Space.

In addition to her architectural flair Nita has hidden musical talents (piano Grade 5 and DJ skills), speaks two Indian languages as well as English, and has a Brown Belt in karate!


Emilie Dideron

Senior Project Architect DE HMONP.

After finishing her degree in Architecture in Montpellier in 2014, Emily joined MZA and for the past 4 years has worked on office buildings, hotel and residential projects. Her experience includes Thales Underwater Systems in Cannes, Wall Street Systems in Sophia Antipolis, Google Paris and several private residences in Le Trayas, Cannes and Vence. Emily is a native French speaker and is conversant in English.


Maude Habary

Senior Project Architect DE.

Maude is project architect for many of our hotel and restaurant projects as well as luxury residential villas. Her experience includes the Miramar Beach Hotel, Yo’Mo restaurant Cannes and the Casino de Monte Carlo. Before joining Michael Zander Architecture she worked on urban planning projects in Nice, Toulon, Mandelieu and Marseilles.

Maude has recently bought her own house and is now putting architecture into personal practice with a particular emphasis on demolition…

Michael Zander

Managing Director. DPLG, ARB, RIBA.

Michael is the founder of the practice and oversees all projects. A native Frenchman, after qualifying as an Architect Michael worked in Paris for several years before joining John Seifert Architects, a large practice in London specialising in luxury hotels, where he worked for 6 years. He started his own business in Valbonne, France in 2006.

His portfolio of work includes Thalès Alenia Space, the Carlton hotel in Cannes, the Grand Hotel in St Jean Cap Ferrat and the Hilton in Reading. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is registered to practice architecture both in France and England. Michael is also Treasurer of the Syndicat des Architectes de la Côte d ’Azur.
Michael is bilingual in French and English and is married to an English wife. He is a keen sailor, loves modern art and is a great fan of British humour.