Gilles Saucier: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes: Recent Work

Gilles Saucier in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
Gilles Saucier speaks during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Gilles Saucier in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
Gilles Saucier during his lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Gilles Saucier in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
Gilles Saucier addresses students and faculty. William Staffeld / AAP
Gilles Saucier speaks during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Gilles Saucier during his lecture. William Staffeld / AAP Gilles Saucier addresses students and faculty. William Staffeld / AAP

Department of Architecture Fall 2014 Lecture Series - Edgar A. Tafel Lecture

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 2004 Venice Biennal and has been honored with numerous awards, including eight Governor General’s Medals and Awards in Architecture and two International Architecture Awards (presented by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies). In 2009, Saucier + Perrotte received the RAIC Award of Excellence for Best Architectural Firm in Canada.

Gilles Saucier received his diploma in architecture from the University of Laval (B.Arch. 1982). Since 1990, he has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several Canadian and American universities, including MIT, University of Montreal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and University of Seattle. As design partner, he is responsible for the overall design of each project, ensuring that the design team responds to all design criteria. In addition to lecturing at universities in North America, Gilles has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA Seattle and San Francisco, as well as for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the Power-Plant series in Toronto and for "Architecture Rampant" at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. His work as a photographer has fine-tuned his approach to architecture and helped evolve his perspective on the world and his work.