Led 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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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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Announcement of the 5 winning teams of the international student competition launched by IDEAS-BE and CRC-ACME

This international student competition invited to think about approaches to renew the interest in public transport during a global health crisis. Out of 81 student teams from 16 countries and 4 different continents, the jury chose to award 5 projects and 2 honorable mentions.
PUBLICATIONS

New article in Sustainability about architectural education strategies in sustainable buildings in Canada

Is it possible to teach lessons through formal language and architectural aesthetic features? Jean-Pierre Chupin, Morteza Hazbei and Karl-Antoine Pelchat looked into this question and elaborated many reflections on this subject in this new article published in the journal Sustainability (2021, 3, 8166).
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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 the awards attributed by Canadian Architect magazine since 1968 gathered on a single map

The Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment, in collaboration with Canadian Architect magazine, presents all the projects, buildings and places awarded since 1968 on a single interactive map and in a visual gallery of over 500 items.
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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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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.