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.



A new LEAP seminar: "Material Cultures through the filter of the Cecobois and Woodworks Awards" by Izabel Amaral

At the intersection of architectural theory and cultural studies, this research investigates wood architecture as a symbolic universe that allows us to study the presence of nature in human culture.

The CRC-ACME coordinates a major research partnership funded by the SSHRC

The CRC-ACME announces its involvement in the partnership Quality of the Built Environment in Canada: Roadmaps to Equity, Social Value and Sustainability. Funded by SSHRC until 2027, this partnership brings together 14 universities, 70 researchers and 68 public and private organizations.

The Rise of Awards in Architecture, a new book edited by Chupin, Cucuzzella and Adamczyk

The Rise of Awards in Architecture is the first scientific study to focus on awards in architecture and the built environment. This book analyzes in detail what these awards are meant to embody, symbolize and measure. Find out the authors' thoughts on their respective chapters in video!

Two grants awarded to Aurélien Catros, Ph.D. candidate at UdeM

Under the supervision of professors Jean-Pierre Chupin and Bechara Helal in the Individualized Doctoral Program in Architecture, Aurélien Catros has received two prestigious grants for his thesis.

Video of the roundtable: What is an architecture award worth?

Once a symbol of excellence and exception, architecture and design prizes, which aim to reward achievements, have multiplied exponentially in recent years. This debate was devoted to questions about the value of these awards, considering their multiplication.

Two CRC-ACME doctoral grants for Paloma Castonguay-Rufino and Shantanu Biswas-Linkon

Two grants to support two doctoral students of the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence: Paloma Castonguay-Rufino and Shantanu Biswas-Linkon.

Students from Concordia, UdeM and Calgary participate in the Accessibility Professional Network Conference 2023 (RHF)

On March 1-2, 2023, several student members of the SSHRC partnership were invited to participate in the annual APN2023 symposium which brought together industry leaders, accessibility professionals and global thought leaders.

Conference-debate on the history of architecture schools in France and Quebec

On the occasion of the publication in 2022 of "L'architecture en ses écoles, une encyclopédie" we receive Daniel Le Couédic, co-director of the book. Around Lucie K. Morisset, this conference-debate will also include two Quebec contributors to the encyclopedia, François Giraldeau and Jean-Pierre Chupin.

A doctoral admission grant for Shantanu Biswas-Linkon

The Doctoral Admissions Committee awarded the Graduate Admissions Grant in the amount of $10,000 to new doctoral student Shantanu Biswas-Linkon in recognition of his academic record, research proposal, and clear motivations. Shantanu is enrolled in the Individualized Doctor of Architecture program under the direction of Jean-Pierre Chupin since September 2022.