Jean Armand Raymond
architect ; b. April 9, 1742 (at Toulouse); d. January 29, 1811.
Raymond was a pupil of Jacques François Blondel and Leroy, and in 1766 won the Grand Prix de Rome in architecture. In 1787-1788 he was appointed architect of the province of Languedoc. He went to Paris after the Revolution, and was associated with Chalgrin in designing the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile. His design was accepted at first, but was afterward replaced by that of Chalgrin. Raymond retired from the association with Chalgrin October 31, 1808. He was employed on the Louvre, the Bibliothèque Nationale, and the Opéra.