February 06, 2017
815 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C2
Please join us for the third lecture of the Winter 2017 series, The Gerald Sheff Visiting Professor in Architecture.
Architect / Principal, Saucier + Perrotte, Montreal
Gilles Saucier graduated from the School of Architecture at Université Laval in 1982. Soon after he established the Montreal architectural firm Saucier+Perrotte architects, a multidisciplinary practice internationally renowned for its institutional, cultural, and residential projects. As Design Partner, he is responsible for the design integrity of all projects, with specific attention given to architecture’s connection to geology and the landscape.
Since 1989, Mr. Saucier has been a visiting professor and a guest critic at several Canadian and American universities, including MIT in Boston, the University of Toronto, the Université de Montréal, and McGill University in Montreal, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and Seattle University. In addition to lecturing extensively in North American universities, Gilles has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA Seattle and San Francisco as ell as for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the New York Architectural League, and the “Séminaire international Phyllis Lambert” at the Université de Montréal.
In 2004, his firm represented Canada at the prestigious Architecture Biennale of Venice. In 2014, Gilles Saucier and his partner André Perrotte were the first recipients of the nex Prix du Québec for design and architecture, the Prix Ernest-Cormier. Beginning in 2002, the Canadian Centre for Architecture began archiving a large selection of drawings and models produced by the firm.
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