Directed by Jean-Pierre Chupin, from the Université de Montréal, the ACME Chair contributes to the improvement of the quality of built environments. Research projects, ideas competitions, critical exhibitions and databases question the capacity of buildings and public spaces to meet expectations in terms of equity, social value and sustainability. These issues are addressed through the lens of awards and competitions understood as epistemological filters and mediation devices.

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The CCC and AREA teams finally reunited in person after months of teleworking

After spending many months working remotely, students working on the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC) and the Research Atlas on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment (AREA) finally have the chance to work in the CRC-ACME laboratories again.
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An international student competition launched by IDEAS-BE (Concordia University) and CRC-ACME (UdeM)

Public transportation was significantly affected during the pandemic. How can we renew the pleasure of public transportation following the decline in ridership experienced in the last year? How can we redesign the spaces and places of public transportation for encouraging the use of public transit?
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Lucie Palombi, doctoral student in architecture, writes a post on the relationship between architects and literature

Lucie Palombi, doctoral student in architecture at UdeM, reflects on the role of literature and fiction in the world of architecture. why write fiction when you are an architect? Is writing a function of the designer or a side activity? Are there juxtapositions or collisions between architecture and literature?
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Tiphaine Abenia wins the France/Québec prize of the thesis in co-tutorship 2020

Tiphaine Abenia, doctoral student in Architecture at the University of Montreal, wins the 2020 co-tutorship thesis award. Awarded by the French Consulate in Montreal, this title recognizes the best doctoral theses produced under a Franco-Quebec co-supervision agreement.
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Lucie Palombi, PhD student, discusses the “City Dreamers” documentary with Phyllis Lambert and Joseph Hillel

As part of its Docu-Conferences, the Université de Montréal Alumni and Donors Network virtually hosted filmmaker Joseph Hillel, architect Phyllis Lambert and doctoral student Lucie Palombi from the Université de Montréal's Faculté de l'aménagement, for a period of exchange.
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New open access book by Jean-Pierre Chupin and G. Stanley Collyer on the role of young architects in competitions

This book presents a collection of data and real-life cases in support of the idea that young offices of architects and planners are able to match or exceed the capabilities of their most experienced competitors when it comes to creating high-quality built environments for the public. The argument is made in (...)
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Jean-Pierre Chupin named honorary member of the AAPPQ 2020

It was at the launch of the 2020 Reference Manual of the Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (AAPPQ) that the name of the honorary member she has chosen was unveiled, a title granted to a person who contributes to promoting architectural quality and enhancing the importance of architects (...)
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Architecture in the primary school environment. Three seminars on new elementary schools in Quebec.

Architecture plays an important role in the education of young people. For example, the spatial configuration of a classroom can strongly influence the diversity of educational approaches. These themes were discussed during this round table with the teams of the 5 competitions organized by LabÉcole.
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Aurélien Catros, PhD student at CRC-ACME, publishes an article on reconstructive game models

Do video games such as Assassin's Creed faithfully reproduce cities as they were historically? A question that Aurélien Catros and Maxime Leblanc, doctoral students in architecture, have answered in their article on reconstructive game models.