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Claude Cormier and Peter Jacobs inducted as new members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

On May 16, 2015 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, landscape architects Peter Jacobs and Claude Cormier were inducted as new members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts is an honorary organization of over 790 established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than 30 visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, printmaking, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video and digital art.

With members nominated and elected by their peers the RCA has, since 1880, come to represent many of Canada’s most distinguished visual artists and designers. The objectives of the RCA are to encourage, improve, promote, support and cultivate the visual arts through its many activities.

Claude Cormier holds degrees in agronomy, landscape architecture, and a Master in the History and Theory of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1995, he founded Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, which specializes in the design of public spaces in urban milieus. Claude was chose as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and has received the Prix Frederick Todd from the AAPQ.

Peter Jacobs is a professor at the Université de Montréal’s landscape architecture school since 1971. He is president emeritus of the Environmental Planning Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and president of the Kativik Commission for Environmental Quality. He is a member of the AAPC and ASLA and winner of many professional, academic and community honours.

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