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Power Corporation of Canada Award at the Canadian Centre for Architecture


March 21, 2006
by Canadian Architect

The annual Power Corporation Award has been established to enhance the experience of graduate students at the Masters level by encouraging their use of the CCA’s collection and resources. This year’s 2006 summer research residency concerns sustainable development. The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collection, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The award takes

Eligibility and Terms of Residency
All students currently enrolled in professional and post-professional Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Environmental Design or Master of Urban Design programs in Canada are eligible for this award, regardless of citizenship. The Power Corporation Award provides a total stipend of $7,000 CAD to cover the travel, housing, and living expenses of each recipient for a 3-month residency in Montreal during June, July and August 2006. Three recipients will be selected to work together on a common research project to be defined in collaboration with the CCA curatorial staff. Residency and research project must be completed by September 1, 2006. The award is non-renewable.

Candidates must follow 3 steps:

1. Application
Each candidate must formulate a written statement in 750 to 1,000 words that defines how sustainable development can be relevant to architecture and the city from a historical, theoretical or critical perspective. The application package should include the following documents in letter (8.5″x11″) or legal size (8.5″x14″) format: a written statement; a portfolio including visual, written, or audio support materials; curriculum vitae detailing education, professional experience, design competitions, citations, awards, and prizes, and working languages, as well as any other relevant information; two letters of reference from academics or professionals recommending the applicant’s qualities and skills, such as his/her creativity, familiarity with research standards, capacity to work within time limits, and ability to work collaboratively.

2. Nomination
Each University or Faculty may nominate up to 3 students enrolled in professional or post-professional Master of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design or Urban Design programs as candidates for the award. The University or Faculty must forward each nominee’s application package and 2 letters of recommendation, along with 6 photocopies of all the documents to the CCA by Monday, April 16, 2006. All materials must be submitted in English or French. The CCA does not keep applications on file, and materials will not be returned.

3. Selection
The Power Corporation Award Committee will appraise each application according to 3 criteria: originality of the written statement and portfolio, relevance to architectural thinking and practice, and professional development. The Power Corporation Award Committee will select 3 annual recipients from among all nominated applicants by early May 2006.

Please address questions and nominations to:

Alexis Sornin
Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920, rue Baile, Montral, Qubec
H3H 2S6
Tel: 514 939-7000
Fax: 514 939-7020
asornin@cca.qc.ca



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