A mosaic gathering all the LEAP assistants

Many assistants contribute to the smooth running of the Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle. The team brings together students from four different universities in Montreal. These are; Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, McGill University and Concordia University.

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

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada until 2027, a major research partnership on quality in the built environment brings together - for the first time - 14 universities, 70 researchers and 68 public and private organizations at the municipal, provincial and national (...) more

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 (support to research teams/university renewal) for this project is $423,420 and will be spread over a 4-year period, thus until 2027! For 2022-2027, the programming (...) more

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

From left to right: Catherine Gauthier (MArch, Université de Montréal), Morteza Hazbei (PhD candidate, Concordia University), Jean-Pierre Chupin (UdeM), Doramy Ehling (CEO, Rick Hansen Foundation), Marco Pasqua (Rick Hansen Foundation), Nooshin Esmaeili (UCalgary)  (...) more

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:
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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. These two $12,000 scholarships are awarded by the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence for the quality of their academic record. Paloma (...) more

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

This book is the first scientific study to focus on awards in architecture and the built environment investigating their exponential growth since the 1980s. The celebration of excellence in architecture and related fields remains a phenomenon on which there is strangely little scientific scrutiny. It is now necessary to take a critical distance to question (...) more

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

This debate was organized at the BAnQ's National Archives in Montreal (535 Viger Avenue East) on November 24, 2022. Once a symbol of excellence and exception, architecture and design awards, which aim to reward achievements, have multiplied exponentially in recent years. We no longer (...) more

All Governor General's Medals in Architecture in Canada gathered on a map and a visual gallery

Wednesday, October 27, 2021. 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 single interactive map and in a visual gallery of over 250 (...) more

A new article in the journal "Sustainability" about architectural education strategies (AES) in sustainable buildings for learning environments in Canada

Jean-Pierre Chupin, Morteza Hazbei and Karl-Antoine Pelchat wrote an article in the journal Sustainability (2021, 3, 8166) about architectural education strategies (AES) in sustainable buildings. Their research led them to conclude that there are three strategies for architectural education in buildings designed to disseminate knowledge in the field of sustainable architecture in Canada; the labeling approach, the experiential approach, and (...) more

How to make the waiting for the bus more attractive and generate more community interest? New open access book

The international student competition inviting creative ways to renew the appeal of public transport during a global health crisis is now the subject of a book. It is available for free access today. Reimagining Waiting for the Bus is an open access book edited by Carmela Cucuzzella, Jean-Pierre Chupin, Emmanuel Rondia and Sherif Goubran and published by Potential Architecture Books (Montreal, 2021). This creative guide, the (...) more