GianPiero Moretti named new Director of the School of Architecture at Laval University

GianPiero Moretti has been named the new Director of the School of Architecture at Laval University. A graduate of the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy (Laurea in Architettura), Moretti also holds a Master of Architecture from Laval University and a PhD in Urban Planning from McGill University.

He is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at Laval University, where he has taught architecture and urban design since 2003. His area of specialization is urban morphology and commercial developments, and his teaching focuses on residential design, landscape, abandoned areas, and contemporary public spaces. Moretti is also Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Suburbs (GIRBa).

In addition to his academic activities, Moretti has practiced architecture with Anne Vallières since 1995 and has developed projects in Quebec, France and Italy. Notable work includes the redevelopment of the Îlot des Palais in Quebec (recipient of a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence in 2007), the Trabaldo Togna Factory in Italy, and the Lake Aylmer Cottage (recipient of a Prix Marcel-Parizeau from the Ordre des architectes du Québec in 2003). Moretti’s work has been widely disseminated through publications, conferences and exhibitions in Quebec, Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Italy and Sweden.