Alfred-Ludovic Henry was born on February 8, 1920 in Londe-les-Maures. He spent his childhood between Barcelonnette where he was a boarder and Hyères where his family resided. It was his father Marcel Henry, himself an architect, who made him aware of painting and architecture.
Obtaining his entrance examination to the school of architecture, he continued his studies at the Beaux-arts de Paris (Atelier Beaudouin and Le Maresquier).
After the war, with his architectural degree in hand, he obtained a scholarship that allowed him to study at the Illinois University of Technology in Chicago, where he became the pupil of Mies Van Der Rohe.
Upon his return to Toulon in 1948, he wanted to "participate" in the reconstruction of the city. His building projects (Le Foch) will propel his career. In the 1960s and 1970s his firm was enriched by about thirty collaborators. He participates and is rewarded in various national and international competitions.
Administrative as well as private buildings will mark his career. Concerned about the concept of learning, he welcomed a large number of students and draftsmen into his office. Among them, some will know completed careers such as Takamura the famous Japanese architect.