Lucie Palombi wins a $12,500 doctoral scholarship from the Fondation de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

The jury responsible for evaluating doctoral candidates submitted to the 2023-2024 scholarship competition, made up of professors from Quebec universities and BAnQ specialists, has awarded Lucie Palombi a $12,500 doctoral scholarship for her project entitled “Textualité et projet en architecture – Approche interprétative et comparative d’écrits rédigés par des architectes québécois”. Lucie is completing her thesis in the Individualized Doctorate in Architecture program under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Chupin.

Lucie Palombi’s application for this competition was recommended by Phyllis Lambert, founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. At BAnQ Vieux-Montréal, Lucie is studying the fonds of Quebec architect and writer Jacques Folch-Ribas, winner of numerous literary awards. In particular, she analyzes his correspondence with leading names in the world of literature and publishing (Marguerite Yourcenar, Hervé Bazin, Jean Cayrol, Michèle Lalonde and Robert Laffont), and questions the criteria that tip an architect from the status of “writer” to that of writer.