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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The FRQSC renews LEAP's team subvention until 2027

The project, entitled Potentials of Architectural Quality: Equity, Sustainability and Cultural Openness, will have Jean-Pierre Chupin (Ph. D.) as team coordinator. The amount of the subvention granted to the LEAP by the FRQSC is $423,420 and will be spread over a 4-year period.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 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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Video of Albena Yaneva's conference at the University of Montreal in collaboration with IDEAS-BE

The conference allowed Albena Yaneva to present her research, while the graduate seminar orchestrated by Albena Yaneva provided 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.