In Memoriam: Michel Dupuis

Architect Michel Dupuis, who worked for Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes in Montréal, Q.C. since 1984, passed away on June 6, 2023.

Architect Michel Dupuis (Image: Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes)

Architect Michel Dupuis, a retired director with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes who worked with the Montréal-based firm since 1984, passed away on June 6, 2023.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former colleague Michel Dupuis, which occurred on June 6, 2023,” writes the firm.

“A great sportsman with a passion for the outdoors, he was recognized within the firm for his knowledge, his passion for passing on his knowledge and his vast experience in construction in the Far North of Québec. In total, he participated in about thirty projects on this territory from 1989 to 2020, whether new constructions, redevelopments or expansions.”

Dupuis also took part in supervising the construction of numerous projects in the institutional field, including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Complexe des Sciences Richard J. Renaud at Concordia University, the Collège Saint-Louis, the Pavillon for Peace Michal and Renata Hornstein from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the Gilles-Vigneault Theater.

In honour of his retirement at the end of 2020 and to the 36 years he spent with the firm, including 28 as director (from 1989 to 2017), the firm published an interview in French with Dupuis. The text shares memories of his career and his journey, as well as his passions for anthropology, Inuit culture and the Far North.

“The entire Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes team would like to offer their most sincere condolences to Michel’s family and loved ones, as well as to recognize his great contribution to the firm and to the realization of important architectural projects for Québec,” writes the firm.