April 11, 2005
by Canadian Architect
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) bestowed the 2005-2006 Power Corporation of Canada Award to Christopher C. Clarke of the University of Calgary and to Peter Sealy of McGill University. This award, dedicated to students enrolled in Masters of Architecture programs across Canada, gives recipients the opportunity to undertake research projects and to benefit from research residencies at the CCA along with the international fellows and scholars at the Study Centre during 4-months stays at CCA. The award carries a $10,000 stipend for each recipient.
The jury comprised Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA; Annie Lebel, architect; Helen Malkin, Associate Director, Programs at the CCA; Dirk De Meyer, CCA Chief Curator; and Louis Martin, Professor at the Dpartement d’histoire de l’art, UQAM.
Prior to commencing his Masters of Architecture studies at the University of Calgary, Clarke, a Yellowknife Chipewyan aboriginal, studied Environmental Science and Architectural Studies at the university, winning several awards and scholarships, in addition to serving as a consultant for a Calgary-based design group. He will undertake a research project entitled The Influences of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Architects on the Architecture of Aboriginal Communities.
Born in Montral, Sealy was the recipient of numerous academic awards for outstanding achievement during his undergraduate studies in architecture at McGill University, where he is pursuing his Maters of Architecture. He will carry out a research project entitled 19th-century Photography and the Architectural Unconscious.
The Power Corporation of Canada Prize was established in 2003, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Power Corporation of Canada, to heighten the experience of graduate students currently enrolled in Master of Architecture programs at Canadian Universities. Its goal is to foster their relationship with the CCA and the architectural community in Montreal and across Canada. From its launch date, a total of 12 students over a six-year period will participate in the research activities.
The students will benefit from the resources of the CCA Library and its unique collection of prints and drawings, photographs, and architectural archives, which offer a wealth of material for original research in the practice and theory of architecture throughout its history.
For further information about the Power Corporation of Canada Award at the CCA, please refer to our website at the following address: www.cca.qc.ca/PowerCorporationofCanada