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March 26 2020


Dr. Jean-Pierre Chupin

Architect, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence 

Coordinator, Laboratoire d’Étude de l’Architecture Potentielle, (LEAP) Montréal 

PhD individualisé en architecture

Université de Montréal




Dr. Federica Goffi CRIPTIC Chair, PhD & MAS Program Co-Chair ASAU, CU

& Devon Moar MAS Student ASAU, CU

Nicolas Arellano Risopatron PhD Student ASAU, CU

Amanda Lapointe MAS Student ASAU, CU

Kristin Washco, PhD Student, ASAU, CU

Marco Ianni, PhD Student, ASAU, CU

In –InterVIEW/READ 2–Jean-Pierre Chupin, the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence (Université de Montréal), introduced the history and current directions of the PhD individualisé en architecture at the Université de Montréal. 


Dr. Chupin provided insights into his mappings of the doctoral thesis in architecture, which he developed in parallel to a mapping of architectural theories starting in 2013 (International Doctoral Encounters in Architecture at UdeM). 

He is the founder of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC), a project that emerged through the work he conducts as Canada Research Chair and coordinator of the Laboratoire d’Étude de l’Architecture Potentielle (LEAP) in Montréal. The interview became an opportunity to learn more about the concept of “potential architecture,” developed in the context of researching architecture competitions in Canada. 


Chupin was invited to comment on research creation and research by design as alternate research modes, which, according to him, require a further definition for what pertains to the architecture field. He underscored the timely necessity to define architecture as a research discipline.

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