Karl-Antoine Pelchat is a Master’s student in Philosophy at the Université de Montréal.

He completed a B.A. in Philosophy and a Certificate in History at the University of Sherbrooke.

As a member of the CRC-ACME, Karl-Antoine focuses on themes such as “eco-didacticism”, “third place” and “memorialization”.

Jonathan Haxhe is a student in the Bachelor of Communication Sciences at the University of Montreal.

He is originally from Belgium and completed a year in Communication and Journalism at the IHECS (Brussels) before starting an international experience.

At CRC-ACME and LEAP, he is in charge of a number of communication-related tasks, such as updating websites, writing news, making banners, etc.

Jonathan Haxhe also works as a teaching assistant for two audiovisual courses at the Université de Montréal.

For this 3rd online edition of Docu-conferences, the Université de Montréal Alumni and Donors Network is proud to welcome director Joseph Hillel, a graduate of the Faculty of Continuing Education, as well as two special guests: architect emeritus Phyllis Lambert and doctoral student Lucie Palombi, from the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Planning.
The documentary Rêveuses de villes takes us to the heart of our urban environments in perpetual metamorphosis to meet four exceptional architects, exemplary women, pioneers who – for decades – have been working, observing and shaping the city of today and tomorrow.
When: Thursday, March 25, 202, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online activity, via Zoom.
Course of the evening:
5:30 p.m. | Welcome and opening remarks before the screening
5:35 p.m. | Screening of the documentary Dreamers of Cities
18 h 55 | Intermission
6:58 p.m. | Exchange and discussion with invited speakers
19 h 25 | Public question period (30 min)
19 h 55 | Thanks and closing remarks
20 h 00 | End of the event

After evaluating the quality of the research, scientific writing and oral presentation during the two-day conference, the members of the Academy’s prize jury selected the winner of the prize for the best paper. This jury was chaired by Paul Quintrand, Former President of the Academy of Architecture. The Academy of Architecture Prize for the best paper of the SCAN’20 conference was awarded to Aurélien Catros, doctoral student in architecture at the Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Chupin and Bechara Helal, for his paper entitled: “A categorization of BIM models within scientific models”.

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 in society.

According to Anne Carrier, President of the AAPPQ, “this title is awarded to a committed individual who, through his or her career, contributes to promoting the architectural quality of the built environment and the importance of architects in society in general. This year, the Board of Directors of the AAPPQ wished to emphasize the importance, for the private practice of architecture, of cooperation with the university community. The contribution of research, based on knowledge, is indeed essential to identify, qualify and define best practices.

This year’s honorary member has played a pioneering role in researching and documenting the role of competitions as tools for creating and improving quality in architecture. »

During this event, the 25 achievements selected by the Reference Manual selection committee were presented. Among them, the Science Complex of the MIL Campus of the Université de Montréal, realized by Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes | Lemay | NFOE, in consortium.

As part of a collaboration with the LABécole organization, the Canadian Competitons Catalogue is the first to deliver all 160 projects submitted in 2019 to the 5 competitions for the construction or expansion of elementary school in Shefford, Rimouski, Gatineau, Maskinongé and Saguenay. The official unveiling of the winners took place on Monday, August 24.

“Please, will you draw me an elementary school competition (about 5 competitions organized in Quebec by LAB-École in 2019-2020)”, by Jean-Pierre Chupin

LAB-ÉCOLE | Construction d’une nouvelle école primaire à Saguenay, sur le terrain de l’actuelle école Marguerite-d’Youville 

LAB-ÉCOLE | Agrandissement et rénovation de l’école Saint-Joseph à Maskinongé 

LAB-ÉCOLE | Rénovation et agrandissement de l’école primaire Pierre Elliott Trudeau à Gatineau 

LAB-ÉCOLE | Construction d’une nouvelle école primaire à Shefford 

LAB-ÉCOLE | Construction d’une nouvelle école primaire à Rimouski 

“In 2020, judging by the number of architecture competitions held in Quebec over the past two decades and the number of award-winning buildings, it is easier to find an excellent library than an elementary school worthy of the name. This series of 5 competitions – open and in two phases – organized by the LAB-École organization therefore confronted two contradictory convictions: the certainty that places of schooling forge and shape what we are since early childhood and this conviction, widespread among public decision-makers, that we could basically study and teach anywhere. Particularly well organized by LAB-École, these competitions show, on the contrary, that architecture is not a luxury, but a necessity. For contexts as different as Saguenay, Maskinongé, Rimouski, Gatineau and Shefford, the proposals prove to be rich in reflections demonstrating that the question of primary school remains complex and cannot be circumscribed in models that can be repeated – in blue, wood or aluminum – whatever the context.”


Thanks to the teams of students from Université de Montréal working on the CCC and to CRC-ACME for this intense digital documentation work.