Dominique Alba’s career of an architect started at Jean Nouvel’s agency. Then she helped to develop the Congo countryside, later she taught in the Ecole des Mines of Paris and co-created the Roux-Alba agency. There Dominique worked on buildings renovation and city planning operations in France, Europe and Africa.
When Bertrand Delanoë became Mayor of Paris, Dominique joined his advisors’ team, focusing on urban renewing and architecture. In 2003 she became General Director of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the information centre on architecture and city planning in Paris. She joined the APUR in 2008 as vice director, before becoming its main director in 2012.