Genevieve L'Heureux

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Geneviève L’Heureux received her BArch from Université de Montréal and in 1994, her MArch in History and Theory in Architecture, from McGill University, under Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gòmez.

She subsequently co-founded Atelier in situ, a multidisciplinary practice based in Montreal. With her firm she has been awarded many awards and distinctions, namely the prestigious Grand Prix d’Excellence 1998 and Prix Orange from the Order of Architects of Québec, for Zone Building, recycling of an industrial building into office space. The firm also won the competition for the Reford Gardens, a collaborative project with landscape architects for the restoration of the gardens, building of an entry pavilion and infrastructure. In 2001, the Canada Council for the Arts bestowed Atelier in situ its most prestigious award in architecture: the Rome Prize.

Her work has been published in magazines, newspapers and books such as Canadian Architect, Parachute, Azure, Le Devoir, Installations, a publications from the Canadian Center of Architecture, The Prix de Rome in Architecture: A Retrospective, Marco Polo ed. and Montreal: A Guide to Recent Architecture.

Exhibitions, installations and furniture provide a variety of means for exploration of architectural ideas. Projections on the Grain Elevator no. 5 in the Old Port of Montréal and Transfert at the Canadian Center of Architecture, offered opportunities to pursue the exploration of site and address the notions of movement and image in architecture through the mecanisms of projections, reflections and transparency. Mapping Rome: Ombra a Roma, used shadows –as interception of light by the urban fabric, to propose an experiential mapping, more based on perception than measurements. This printing work has evolved to include the application of a recent technology –the laser cutter, to the ancient craft of wood block carving.

Geneviève has lectured in Canada, London, Paris and in the United States. She taught at Université de Montréal, Cornell University and Dalhousie University. She is now adjunct professor and coordinator of BArch studio 4 at CCA, where she has been teaching since 2004. Since 2009, she has been responsible for the design and curation of the Architecture Graduate Exhibition. She also co-edited Propositions: Thesis Research in Architecture 2007-2009.

BArch, Universite de Montreal; MArch, McGill University