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Jean-Pierre Chupin

Jean-Pierre Chupin        PhD, MOAQ / Professor / Architecture / Université de Montréal 

Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture
Co-director of the Laboratoire d’Étude de l’Architecture Potentielle 
Université de Montréal, Faculté de l'aménagement, École d'architecture,
CP 6128, succursale Centre-ville,
Montréal, (Québec) H3C 3J7, Canada.

Ph.D. (University of Montreal) 
M.O.A.Q.(Registered Architect in Quebec since 1993)
Architect D.P.L.G. (France) since 1985
Full professor at the University of Montreal, School of Architecture
 Holder of the Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture (C.R.C)
Scientific co-director, with Prof. Georges Adamczyk of the Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle (L.E.A.P) 

Jean-Pierre Chupin is professor at the University of Montreal School of Architecture, where is holds the Chaire de recherche sur les concours et les pratiques contemporaines en architecture (www.crc.umontreal.ca
 ) and co-directs of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (www.leap.umontreal.ca). He was appointed member of the University Research Committee from 2006 to 2012 and received the Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.
Jean-Pierre is an architecture graduate from Nantes (France), and Portsmouth (UK). He holds a Masters in History and Theory of Architecture from McGill University and a PhD from the University of Montreal. He has taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Uqam), Toulouse School of Architecture and Lyon School of Architecture before joining the Université de Montréal in 2000. 

Historian and theoretician of architectural design and architectural ideas, Jean-Pierre Chupin has been working for more than two decades on the role of “analogical thinking” in architecture. The first volume of his research on Analogy and Theory in Architecture (On life, on the city, and on design thinking, even) has been published in French in 2010 by Swiss Infolio Editions (in the series Projet et Théorie). The second edition came out in 2012 and is currently under translation for a publication in English.

Prof. Chupin conducts research projects on contemporary architecture, on competitions processes and on practical and theoretical issues such as tectonics, architectural judgment and architectural experimentation. He coordinates the ongoing updates of two major competition databases (libraries of projects): 
- in Canada (Canadian Competition Catalogue: (http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca
) and
- in Europe (EUROPAN competitions: (http://www.arclab.umontreal.ca/EUROPAN-FR
A comprehensive list of his publications can be accessed at: http://www.arc.umontreal.ca/prof/jean-pierre.chupin

Major contributions to research:

Chupin, JPAnalogie et théorie en architecture (De la vie, de la ville et de la conception, même). Genève (Gollion): Infolio, Collection Projet et Théorie, 2010, 328 pages.

Co-founder and idrector of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle 

Co-founder of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (LEAP) of the Université de Montréal in 2001, Jean-Pierre Chup initiated in 2002 a research program consisting of 9 professors from the departments of architecture, art history (UQAM) and communication sciences. L.E.A.P. studies architecture from the point of view of the project, by considering the process of conception and mediation, over and above the buildings. Our work aims to explain the phenomena of reflexivity, of production and of the transfer of knowledge to projects of architecture, of landscape and of urban design conceptualized in professional and educational situations as well as in situation of creation research.

Scientific director and principal editor of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (www.ccc.umontreal.ca) (2002 -    )

The Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC) is a database and  research engine conceptualized on the initiative of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Chupin, intended to allow public access to a key part of its documentary database, which is destined for archival, for analysis and for the history of contemporary architecture.  Bilingual, this research tool and its diffusion constitutes for historians and researchers, for students, for elected and administrative public, the experts and professional consultants, whether they are architects, engineers, members of the jury, promoters, or the general public, an important source of documentation. Since its publication on line in spring of 2006, the C.C.C. has recieved over 3000 visits per month.

Scientific Director and initiator of an international conference : Construire, instruire, traduire : médiations, transferts et connaissances à propos du projet d’édification. Lyon (France), 2001. Conference organized within the framework of the 14e Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier (in collaboration with Michel Paulin of the Architecture School of Lyon, Christian Pratoussy of the  Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique, Jean-Yves Toussaint of the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées).

Scientific translation and bibliographic adaptation of the work of professor Alberto Pérez-Gomez entitles: Architecture  and the Crisis of Modern Science, Cambridge : M.I.T. Press, 1983 : L'architecture et la crise de la science moderne. (Alberto Pérez-Gomez) Éditions Mardaga (Collection Architecture + Recherches), Bruxelles, 1987. 352 pages.

Université de Montréal
Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture