DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS (New deadline March 1st 2021 for September 2021)

The Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence is seeking applications for doctoral scholarships. Each grant will come with a research contract and will support a student whose doctoral research will be tightly linked to the research program of the chair, which is dedicated to the study (...) more

Aurélien Catros, doctoral student in architecture, wins the Academy of Architecture Prize for the best paper of the SCAN'20 conference

After evaluating the quality of the research, scientific writing and oral presentation during the two-day conference, the members of the Academy's prize jury selected the winner of the prize for the best paper. This jury was chaired by Paul Quintrand, Former President of the Academy of Architecture. The Academy (...) more

Tiphaine Abenia wins the prize of the thesis in co-tutorship 2020

On October 19, 2020, the Consulate General of France in Quebec City, following the recommendations of the evaluation mission of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and lʼInnovation, designated Tiphaine Abenia as the French winner of the 2020 cotutelle thesis prize. The French and Quebec cotutelle thesis prizes, in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded at the Gala organized by Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) to be held virtually on December 9. (...) more

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 in society. According (...) more

Jean-Pierre Chupin curator of the exhibition DEVOIRS D'ARCHITECTURE (6 elementary school competitions in Quebec)

Exhibition presented from September 24, 2020 to January 20, 2021 at the Centre de design de l'UQAM in Montreal (dir. Louise Pelletier) thanks to a collaboration between LABÉCOLE, LEAP, CRC-ACME and Centre de design. all details here 

The 5 competitions of the LABécole fully documented exclusively on the CCC

As part of a collaboration with the LABécole organization, the Canadian Competitons Catalogue is the first to deliver all 160 projects submitted in 2019 to the 5 competitions for the construction or expansion of elementary school in Shefford, Rimouski, Gatineau, Maskinongé and Saguenay. The official unveiling of the (...) more

A new book in open access 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 (...) more

Check out the Agenda of Canadian Awards!

  This AGENDA OF CANADIAN AWARDS in architecture and the built environment is a work in progress. The information was compiled by researchers at the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence (CRC-ACME). From the AGENDA you can join more than 70 websites of the various institutions that deliver awards. (...) more

Opening of the website prefiguring the Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture (AREA)

The bilingual AREA platform is accessible at:

Montreal, November 20, 2019 – Raymond Lalonde, Vice-Chancellor for Relations with Alumni, Partnerships and Philanthropy, Raphaël Fischler, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, and Virginie Portes, Director of Funded Research at the Université de Montréal’s Office of Research, Development (...) more

Paper in open access in FOOTPRINT (Delft Architecture Theory Journal) #26 (2020) : "This is not a Nest: Transcultural Metaphors and the Paradoxical Politics of International Competitions"

This is Not a Nest: Transcultural Metaphors and the Paradoxical Politics of International Competitions Jean-Pierre Chupin, Université de MontréalPublished in: Footprint, Delft Architectural Theory Journal, issue #26, Vol 14, n1, Spring 2020. Pages: 63-82 Abstract Although the architecture competition has been analysed through a number of rhetorical lenses, the recurring production of transcultural metaphors, particularly in international competitions, remains to be addressed as (...) more

Jean-Pierre Chupin Advisory Committee Member as part of the Québec Strategy for Architecture

Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister Responsible for the French Language, and Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Announce the Beginning of the Work to Provide Québec with a Strategy Quebecois architecture. To this end, the Ministry of Culture and Communications (MCC) has invited the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) and a committee of (...) more