Led by Dr. Jean-Pierre Chupin, Canada Research Chair from the Université de Montréal, the ACME Chair’s research contributes to the improvement of the quality of built environments. Research projects, ideas competitions, critical exhibitions and databases each support the capacity of buildings and public spaces to be evaluated and discussed in terms of equity, social value and sustainability. These issues, related to a comprehensive and inclusive view of quality in design, are addressed through design awards and competitions held in Canada over the past 20 years.

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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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Conference: Post-Covid Architecture (A Latourian Perspective)

The COVID 19 pandemic has raised new questions about the interrelations between architecture, science and society. This conference aims to show the extent of the transformative potential that the crisis has exerted on the architects' practices.
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Jean-Pierre Chupin and Lucie Palombi present doctoral research in architecture.

Jean-Pierre Chupin (Professor at the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal) and Lucie Palombi (Individualized PhD student in architecture) talk about research in architecture and their research projects in the field in this short video. Enjoy watching!
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Aurélien Catros wins the Ray Lifchez Berkeley Prize of IASTE with his paper on reconstructive game models

Aurélien Catros, a doctoral student at UdeM, and Maxime Leblanc, a doctoral student at McGill, won the prize for the best article written by students or junior researchers. This article focuses on video games and seeks to determine whether they faithfully reproduce cities as they were historically.
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All Governor General's Medals in Architecture in Canada gathered on a map and a visual gallery

The Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment, in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, presents all buildings and places recipient of a Governor General Medal in Architecture since 1982 on a interactive map and in a visual gallery.
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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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IDEAS-BE: Weekly graduate seminar led by Dr. Albena Yaneva

This graduate seminar orchestrated by Albena Yaneva will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research topic with their colleagues and professors.
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How to make the waiting for the bus more attractive and generate more community interest? New open access book

The result of an international competition, Reimagining Waiting for the Bus is a synthesis of the best ideas to stimulate citizen discussion and community group engagement around the improvement of small urban environments connected to bus stops.