150 Years of Competitions and Awards in Canada (and globally): a Reflective Survey

On the subject of architecture competitions, this session offers a comprehensive and reflective survey of the history, stakes and debates both in Canada and globally. Browsing through the unique resources of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (www.ccc.umontreal.ca ), this introduction is offered by scholars from both Université de Montréal (Jean-Pierre Chupin) and Concordia University (Carmela Cucuzzella) who direct research chairs exploring competitions and awards in architecture. Participants will be invited to question the benefits and the confines of different forms of competitions in the production of culture, quality and knowledge. 

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Friday, May 26th, 2017: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU
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Session Speaker(s)

Jean-Pierre Chupin, Architecte MOAQ, MIRAC

Professor, Université de Montréal

Jean-Pierre Chupin, PhD, architect MOAQ, MIRAC, is a professor at Université de Montréal School of Architecture, where he holds the Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture and co-directs the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (L.E.A.P). He also conducts research on contemporary architecture, competitions and theoretical issues (analogies, tectonics, judgment, excellence), he is chief editor of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (www.ccc.umontreal.ca).

Carmela Cucuzzella, Environmental Designer

Associate Professor, Concordia University

Carmela Cucuzzella, PhD in environmental design, is an associate professor in Design at Concordia University holds a University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE). Her research interests lie predominantly in responsible design practices with a particular focus in the challenges of accommodating sustainability diagnostic and rating tools (LCA, LEED) alongside the creative conceptual exploration and judgement during the design process.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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