Issue #3 of the Cahiers de recherche du LEAP Research Notebooks, coordinated by Carmela Cucuzzella and Cynthia Hammond with Sherif Goubran and Chanelle Lalonde /  Guest scholars: Louise Pelletier (Design, Uqam), Nicola Pezolet (Art History, Concordia)

LEAP Seminar @UdeM (2019/02/25): Anne Cormier and Alexandra Paré, PhD candidate : Research Creation for School Architecture in City Centers

This seminar will be a workshop addressing the issues of research creation through the organization of a student competition and an international symposium on school architecture. (...) more

Mandana Bafghinia winner of a 2018 Mitacs Globalink grant to pursue her research on observation decks in Shanghai

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas. The fellowship is awarded to support a doctoral research entitled « The Skyscraper: a viewing instrument for the metropolis ». The investigation of Shanghai’s buildings is particularly (...) more

Sherif Goubran receives the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2018-2021)

Sherif Goubran, doctoral student à Concordia University (dir. Carmela Cucuzzella) receives the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2018-2021) for academic excellence and community involvement. (...) more

Aurélien Catros – Winner of a faculty doctoral fellowship related to Artificial Intelligence 2018

The “Artificial Intelligence” faculty fellowship, worth $ 2,000 CAD, was awarded to support a doctoral research project entitled “Representation and Simulation of Architecture Project Qualities through the Prism of Building Data Modeling Systems”. This project aims to determine, through a series of (...) more

Tiphaine Abenia - Lauréate de la Bourse Palladio 2017

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 (...) more

LEAP Notebooks #2: Heteronomy, Autonomy (winter 2018)

Publication of a second issue of texts on contemporary architecture: Cahiers de recherche du LEAP Research notebooks #02 Issue edited by Louis Martin and Jonathan Lachance dedicated to the Potential of Heteronomy and Autonomy in Architecture with invited scholar Prof. Paolo Amaldi (ENSA Versailles). (...) more

(winter 2018) 5 doctoral students at LEAP receive a support grant

5 doctoral students at LEAP receive a support grant taken on the FRQSC infrastructure grant (2016-2020) Elijah Borrero (McGill, dir. David Theodore), Alessandra Mariani (Uqam, dir. Louis Martin), Sherif Goubran (Concordia, dir. Carmela Cucuzzella), Alexandra Paré et Mandana Bafghinia (UdeM, dir. Jean-Pierre Chupin).

New Book (Translation): Competing for Excellence in Architecture (editorials from the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, 2006 – 2016) Edited by Jean-Pierre Chupin

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 (...) more

Make your maps of excellence on

Discover the cartographic device MONTREAL-ARCHIMAP. The team of the Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture embarked on the design and implementation of a cartographic application highlighting contemporary architecture in Montreal for the 375th anniversary of Montreal. (Nicholas Roquet and Jean-Pierre Chupin in collaboration with