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.


3 seminars on new elementary schools in Quebec

On the themes of the classroom, the gathering space and the relationship to the context, (...) more

LEAP takes part in 27 brainstorming sessions on the determinants of quality in architecture

For three weeks in May 2020, 3 groups of researchers and professionals across Canada participated (...) more

Announcement of the 5 winning teams of the international student competition launched by IDEAS-BE and CRC-ACME

81 teams of students from 16 countries and 4 continents participated in this ideas competition which asked for new ways to encourage and renew the experience of public transport in the wake of a global sanitary crisis. How can we open up avenues for redefining an enhanced relationship to urbanity through the sharing of public spaces?  The jury chose to reward 5 projects and gave 2 honorary mentions for exemplary ways of reimagining the experience of public transportation in a post-pandemic (...) more

Lucie Palombi, PhD student, participates in a conversation with Phyllis Lambert and Joseph Hillel about the documentary "City Dreamers"

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
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Sherif Goubran appointed as an instructor at the American University in Cairo (AUC-Egypt)

Sherif Goubran, PhD Candidate in the Individualized program working under the supervision of Dr. Carmela Cuccuzzella at Concordia University, will commence his appointment as an instructor at the Department of Architecture at AUC this fall. In his new assignment, he will be teaching and expanding the department's research activities in the area of sustainable and green building design (...) more

Cynthia Hammond has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for the project, “La ville extraordinaire: Learning from older Montrealers' urban knowledge through oral history research-creation”

Working with LEAP team member, Denis Bilodeau and a team of seven other professors and community partners, Cynthia Hammond will be leading a 3-year research-creation project that focuses on the ways (...) more

Carmela Cucuzzella and Anne Cormier awarded a SSRHC Partnership Development Grant

Title: CoLLaboratoire for Activating Multi-Modal Mobility (CAM): One Public Space at a Time Chair Ideas-be (Leap@Concordia) Co-Applicants: Anne Cormier, Zackary Patterson, Carolyn Hatch Partners: City of Montreal,  CRE Montreal, Jalon MTL, Velo Mtl,. The overall goal of this partnership (...) more

Aurélien Catros wins the Ray Lifchez Berkeley Prize of IASTE with his paper on reconstructive game models

The article “When Boston Isn’t Boston: Useful Lies of Reconstructive Game Models” won the Ray Lifchez Berkeley Prize of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) for the best article written by students or junior researchers. (...) 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 (...) 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, (...) 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 (...) more

Louis Martin and Georges Adamczyk publish Melvin Charney's important theoretical texts on architecture in Quebec

From 1964 to 1989, Montreal architect and artist Melvin Charney (1935-2012) published some forty essays dealing with the problems confronting contemporary architecture in Quebec and elsewhere, and describing the works he designed in response. This collection makes accessible to French-speaking (...) more