Anne Fougeron was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands and raised in France and the United States. She received her B.A from Wellesley College and her M.A from UC Berkeley. In 1989, she opened her own firm, Fougeron Architecture. In 2010, the firm was named one of the 50 best architectural firms in the USA by Residential Architect magazine.
Her firm has built a varied body of projects, including commercial, civic, residential and multi-family housing. In August 2011, Princeton Architectural Press published a monograph of Anne Fougeron's work. They said of her that "San Francisco-based architect Anne Fougeron, principal of award-winning Fougeron Architecture, embraces architectural opportunities found in opposition, creating buildings that redefine program, reinvent historical building types, and reinvigorate civic centers. Each project is a careful consideration of context, light and structure.” She is known for taking on difficult projects "without sacrificing aesthetics." She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Her buildings have been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis, and on the cover of Architectural Record and she has won more than a dozen awards from various chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
After being featured in The New York Times in September 2012, Fougeron's "Flip House" went on to be featured in over a dozen magazines and blogs, including Architizer and ArchDaily. In June 2014, her firm's project "Fall House" was on the cover of Architectural Record. In August 2018 her project, the “Cut Out House” was featured on the cover of Dwell Magazine.
To date, her work has been shown in over twenty exhibitions. Her firm has received over 50 design awards and has been featured in over 200 publications. Anne Fougeron has served on over 20 design juries and has presented lecturers on architecture all over the world.