March 28, 2019: Lucie Palombi received the scientific prize, the public prize and the prize for the best summary of the Symposium Perspectives 360 organized by the Association of Higher Cycles of the Faculty of Planning for the presentation of her doctoral project in 6 minutes. The funds were donated by the Ivanhoé Cambridge Observatory.

October 25, 2019: On the occasion of the launching ceremony of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Festival, Lucie Palombi was awarded a $ 5,000 scholarship for the writing of a 1000-word essay.

His text takes the form of a letter to Le Corbusier. She writes that the descriptions of her travel diary inspired her, as did descriptions of North America in the 19th century, Paris in the 20th century, and the gardens of Versailles from various authors she read over the years. years. These readings led her to ask “Can we carve the world with words and paper? The journeys described in places far removed by reading have allowed him to understand that “stories, real or fantasized, give meaning to the most silent places”. Jury Comment: The text is intelligent and original in form and content, and is beautifully written. It reveals a new analytical mind, able to contribute to the discipline in thought and action.

Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Research House of the University of Toulouse, Tiphaine Abenia, PhD student in co-supervision between the University of Toulouse (Jean Jaurès) + ENSA Toulouse and the School of Architecture of the University of Toulouse Montreal has defended a thesis entitled: Potential Architecture of the Great Abandoned Structure: Categorization and Projection. Under the chairmanship of Professor isabelle Alzieu (University of Toulouse) and in addition to the thesis supervisors (Daniel Estevez and Jean-Pierre Chupin) the jury was composed of: Dominique Rouillard (Paris-Malaquais rapporteur) and Dieter Dietz (EPFL rapporteur), Pierre Boudon (University of Montreal).

Angie Arsenault (Concordia, dir. Cynthia Hammond), Morteza Hazbei et Aristofanis Soulikias (Concordia, dir. Carmela Cucuzzella), Aurélien Catros et Lucie Palombi (UdeM, dir. Jean-Pierre Chupin).

Tiphaine Abenia will give a lecture entitled De l’abandon et du potentiel en architecture at the University of Montréal on March 18, 2019. This public lecture is organized by the Laboratoire d’Étude de l’Architecture Potentielle (LEAP).

Alexandra Paré will attend the international conference Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage which will be held in Lisbon from 6-8 May, 2019, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Aristofanis Soulikias is an architect and film animator. He is a PhD student at Concordia University, in the Individualized Program (INDI), under the supervision of Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Dr. Cynthia Hammond and Prof. Luigi Allemano, pursuing an interdisciplinary research-creation study with the title: Architecture and Film Animation: Visualizing and educating on the built environment through stop-motion and under-camera techniques, which aims at examining how Architecture and Film Animation can inform each other and evolve with the use of traditional stop-motion techniques that have re-emerged, owing to adapted digital technologies, as to engage citizens with their urban built environment and its intangible realms.

His B.Sc in Architecture and a B.Arch from McGill University were followed by a period of professional conservation work on Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval monuments in Greece which, in turn, led to a scholarship by the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage towards an MA in Conservation Studies at the Archaeology Department of the University of York, UK, completed in 2010.

After a two-year fellowship at the Prince’s Foundation in London, UK, where he worked and received training on sustainable urbanism, Aristofanis returned to his native Montreal to learn the craft of film animation at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, where he completed a BFA with distinction. His graduation film Last Dance on the Main, an animated documentary on the perilous state of Montreal’s built heritage and social fabric was selected by TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten for the year 2014, and won four awards in international festivals. That same year he received the Mel Hoppenheim’s Emru Townsend award in Film Animation.

Title:  Architecture and Film Animation: Visualizing and educating on the built environment through stop-motion and under-camera techniques

Supervisors: Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Dr. Cynthia Hammond and Prof. Luigi Allemano

Jean-Pierre Chupin, holder of the Université de Montréal Research Chair on Competitions, is co-signatory of the open letter on service contracts for public bodies, a joint manifesto of the Association of Architects in Private Practice of Quebec (AAPPQ) and the Association of Engineering Consulting Firms – Quebec (AFG) against the bill imposing the rule of the lowest bidder.

Félicitations à Tiphaine Abenia, lauréate de la Bourse Palladio 2017 (Pour son travail de thèse intitulé “Le projet d’architecture contemporain à l’épreuve du reclassement : catégorisation des potentiels de la structure urbaine abandonnée”, Tiphaine Abenia (directeurs : Jean-Pierre Chupin et Daniel Estevez) (La bourse de la Fondation Palladio soutient des doctorants et jeunes docteurs, français et étrangers, dont les recherches agissent significativement sur la construction de la ville. Cérémonie : 7 novembre 2017, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris. ))

Montreal, Potential Architecture Books, 322 pages, October 2017   ISBN 978-0-9921317-5-3


A travel guide for those in search of architectural quality, this book can be browsed in many ways. Written in a clear and concise manner by about thirty authors, it features a collection of editorials from the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC), a large online digital archive open to the public since 2006. The editorials explore more than sixty Canadian architecture competitions held in the last seventy years. Especially in recent years, both public and private institutions have organized competitions across Canada, producing hundreds of architectural, urban planning, and landscape design projects. Together these proposals, most of which remain unbuilt, constitute a fantastic treasure in our tangible and intangible common heritage. Given that competition organizers, designers, juries, and critics never operate alone, there is no doubt whatsoever that this book results from the collaboration of a myriad of people, contributing to and competing for excellence in architecture.