The Atlas of Excellence in Architecture is an open construction site!
The Atlas of Excellence in Architecture (AEA) is an initiative of the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations for Excellence (CRC-ACME), held by Jean-Pierre Chupin, Ph.D. , architect MOAQ, MIRAC, DPLG, DipArch (2), Professor at Université de Montréal. This initiative is actively supported by Terrance Galvin, Ph.D, architect MIRAC and Professor at Laurentian University.
The current website of the AEA (www.architecture-excellence.org) has been officially launched in November 2019 for information purposes and the building of an AEA Network.
The AEA website foreshadows an important documentation and research platform, the design and computer programming of which will run from January 2020 as of January 2021.
This long-term initiative is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the Canada Research Chairs Program.
In the coming years, the establishment of an AEA NETWORK of researchers based in Canadian schools of architecture and research universities will ensure the reliability, regular updating and sustainability of this scientific platform regrouping resources, knowledge transfers and analyzes on best examples of architectural design, landscape design and urban design in Canada.
Thanks to the contribution of institutions delivering awards and to professional teams giving access to data on projects and buildings, researchers and students will be able to contribute to a better understanding of the current evolution of quality in the built environment. The data, information, analyzes, comparisons, visualizations that will be progressively delivered – in open access – on the AEA platform will take advantage of award-winning projects and buildings in Canada, from year to year, in order to identify best practices.
The AEA collective platform will be meant to provide scientific data in order to support education, policies, actions and mediations aiming at excellence in the built environment.
Jean-Pierre Chupin (Université de Montréal) and Terrance Galvin (Laurentian University)