Erratics: Claude Cormier retrospective exhibition at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Erratics, an exhibition focused on the genealogy of rock landscape features the work of Montreal-based Claude Cormier, and will be on display in GUND Hall at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from March 22 to May 12, 2010. On April 7, 2010, Cormier will also deliver the Daniel Urban Kiley lecture, entitled “Colour is Not a Decoration” at Harvard GSD.
Cormier leads the design firm Claude Cormier, architectes paysagistes inc., a highly successful landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Montreal whose portfolio of work extends across North America, Europe and Asia. He spent the first 20 years of his life on the family farm in rural Quebec and the past 20 in the city of Montreal. He studied agronomy at Guelph University, Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, and History & Theory of Design at Harvard University. In 1995, Cormier founded his Montreal-based landscape design office, which now comprises a team of six diverse landscape architects, all well-travelled individuals. They work on many projects types, from metropolitan planning mandates to temporary installations for garden festivals and everything in between.
Over the past decade, Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes has produced an iconic body of work that has been recognized nationally and internationally. Cormier was selected as an Emerging Voice for North America by the Architectural League of New York, and his firm’s projects have garnered honours from organizations that include the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, the Montreal Institute of Design, Heritage Montreal, and the Quebec Association of Landscape Architects. Cormier has taught at the University of Montreal and has lectured across Canada and the United States.