Space.City presents Gilles Saucier
How can this be a real place with a real essence? It is necessary in the twenty first century to create an institution that is relevant to people at a time when information is instantaneous. Music, art, and databases are available today on our computers and telephones at the touch of a button. … it becomes imperative for us as architects to contribute to the design of an institution that doesn't already exist.
- Gilles Saucier on his entry for the Cantos National Music Centre, shown above
Giles Saucier is both a photographer and an architect. His work on photography has fine-tuned his approach to architecture and helped evolve his perspective on the world and his work. His office, Saucier Perrotte, places as much emphasis on using their hands to make things as in employing evolving virtual technologies to carry out 3D research combines an approach of making things with your hands as well as using the latest 3D technologies. Their recent project, Les Bains Vieux Montréal, has won both a 2010 International Architecture Award and a Governor's Award. They won an International Architecture Award for the Private Residence and Guest House in the Laurentian Mountains. Saucier Perrott was honored as the best architectural firm in Canada in 2009; they "have pursued and achieved poetics of space in architecture." Other projects can be viewed on their website, www.saucierperrotte.com.
Since 1990, Saucier has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several Canadian and American universities, including University of Montréal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Seattle University. He has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA San Francisco and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2008 and the New Voices lecture series organized in 2001 by the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the power-plant series in Toronto and in "architecture rampant" at the royal Ontario museum in Toronto. Gilles was one of three Canadian architects invited to join a governor general team to promote Canadian culture through a series of state visits to Finland and Iceland.
Friday, November 5th, 4 to 6 pm.
Boka Studio 1000 Lounge
1010 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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