Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
This is a free, public lecture. No RSVP is required.
Founded in 1988 by Gilles Saucier and André Perrotte, Saucier + Perrotte architectes is a multidisciplinary practice internationally renowned for its institutional, cultural, and residential projects. The firm represented Canada at the prestigious Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2004, and has been honoured with numerous awards, including 8 Governor General’s Medals and Awards in Architecture and two International Architecture Awards(presented by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies). In 2009, Saucier + Perrotte received theRAIC Award of Excellence for Best Architectural Firm in Canada. Gilles Saucier received his diploma in architecture from the University of Laval (B.Arch in 1982). Since 1990, he has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several Canadian and American universities, including MIT, University of Montreal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and University of Seattle. As Design Partner, he is responsible for the overall design of each project, ensuring that the design team responds to all design criteria. His commitment to design excellence is well recognized by the architectural press worldwide. In addition to lecturing extensively at universities in North America, Gilles has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA Seattle and San Francisco as well as for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the Power-Plant series in Toronto and for “Architecture Rampant” at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. His work as a photographer has fine-tuned his approach to architecture and helped evolve his perspective on the world and his work.