RAIC awards 2018 Gold Medal to Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

First Nation Garden Pavilion by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. Photograph © Marc Cramer
22/02/2018
RAIC awards 2018 Gold Medal to Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
[Ottawa] Canada
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First Nation Garden Pavilion by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. Photograph © Marc Cramer

The founders of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, a Montreal firm, are the recipients of the 2018 RAIC Gold Medal.

Gilles Saucier, FIRAC, and André Perrotte, FIRAC, founded Saucier + Perrotte Architectes in 1988. The firm represented Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 and has received more than 100 awards, including eight Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and the Government of Quebec’s Prix Ernest Cormier for lifetime achievement. Their work has been published widely.

“They have built and maintained a high quality of work for decades,” said the five-member selection jury. “They are one of the few firms that are recognized both nationally and internationally. The work is always innovative and interesting. It’s timeless, consistently elegant, beautifully detailed. They integrate nature beautifully.”

The Gold Medal is the highest honour the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) can bestow.  It recognizes a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.

The Gold Medal will be presented at the RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture, taking place in Saint John from May 30 to June 2.

“They are ambassadors for Canadian architecture,” said the jury. “read more

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Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. 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 Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2004, and has been honoured with numerous awards, including 8 Governor General’s Medals ...read more