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Claude Cormier / Claude Cormier + Associés

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

Claude Cormier will lecture will present the lecture "Happy Design" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. The talk is free and open to the public. 

Cormier will present some of most iconic projects completed within 20 years of works. The lecture will focus on urban projects, different in their nature, different in their scale, different in their expression, but at same time sharing a clear communality in their playfulness and singularity. Cormier will demonstrate the creative design process for the making of happy public urban landscapes.... starting from the early conceptual stage to the end of the construction phase ...navigating through the complexity of the political and approval processes.

Cormier spent the first twenty years of his life on the family farm in rural Quebec and the past twenty in the city of Montreal. He studied agronomy at Guelph University, Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, and History & Theory of Design at Harvard University. In 1995, Cormier founded his Montreal-based landscape design office, which now comprises a team of six diverse landscape architects, all well-travelled individuals. They work on many projects types, from metropolitan planning mandates to temporary installations for garden festivals and everything in between.

Over the past decade, Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes has produced an iconic body of work that has been recognized nationally and internationally. Cormier was selected as an Emerging Voice for North America by the Architectural League of New York, and his firm’s projects have garnered honours from organizations that include the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, the Montreal Institute of Design, Heritage Montreal, and the Quebec Association of Landscape Architects. Cormier has taught at the University of Montreal and has lectured across Canada and the United States.