• May 25, 2022

Joining the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s weekly live broadcasts of the Virtual Conference for 2022 taking place throughout the month of June, both Lemay and the research and design collective FLDWRK will present a wide range of inspiring and thought-provoking topics centred on Canadian design.

Eric Pelletier will present the following three topics centred on some of Lemay’s latest achievements and developments in the fields of architecture and design:

  • The Final Act: Le Grand Théâtre de Québec: The unprecedented award-winning design strategies which saved the Grand Théâtre de Québec with an envelope of glass and metal that both preserves structural integrity while playing with the notions of art and its relationship with the user.
  • Modern Heritage, a Wealth to be Preserved: An exploration of the challenges and benefits of preserving modern Canadian architecture created between the 1950s and 1970s.
  • Architecture as a Vector for Learning Environments: How Lemay’s latest designs for new secondary schools being built in Quebec can affect the pedagogical strategies that promote exchange, interaction, and collective work in learning environments.

As for FLDWRK’s debut year at the RAIC’s annual conference, representatives will present and discuss three projects and concepts that provide insight into their thorough application of research and boundary-pushing designs to tackle real-world challenges:

  • Sensory Spaces: Andrew King will join Catherine Lamarre of Fondation Yvon Lamarre to present SENSORY SPACES, an architectural response to the spatial needs of adults with autism.
  • Place des Montréalaises 21 Women: re calibrating public space for inclusion and social equity: Andrew King and artist Angela Silver will explore the convergence of art, architecture, and landscape in the transdisciplinary design of the Place des Montréalaises and how it pays tribute to 21 women who helped transform Montreal into what it is today.
  • Gender Inclusive Design Study: Julia Pascutto and Gould Evans’ Michael Ralph will discuss their research methods that seek to analyze how built environments have inherent gender biases and how design changes might mediate users’ interactions with those spaces—a collaboration between FLDWRK and Gould Evans.

Each of these sessions and events will be made available online at 11 a.m. EDT on their respective dates.

The full program of sessions and events, as well as links to watch these presentations, can be found on RAIC’s website here.