Daoust Lestage - From the City to the Object
6:30 PM - Room 103
Renée Daoust, principal of the firm Daoust Lestage Inc., takes on the roles of both project and design architect. Her double training in architecture and urban planning grants her the ability to oversee large and small projects from the scale of urban design and architecture to the level of the project’s details. Consequently, she is closely involved in the design and execution of all of the firm’s projects. Ms. Daoust is better known for her role as project and design architect for the Quartier international de Montréal and the CDP Capital Centre. This experience has made her a valuable thinker in the ongoing visioning exercise for Montreal’s new theatre district - Le Quartier des Spectacles - and the redevelopment of the CBC Radio-Canada Headquarters in Montreal. Ms. Daoust is partner-in-charge of many of the office’s ongoing institutional projects including the Centre for Excellence in French Language and Bilingual Post-Secondary Education at York University's Glendon Campus and the YMCA Cartierville. Recently, she has played a critical role as a member of the masterplanning team for Ryerson University and has created a number of award-winning private residences and interior spaces, namely George Brown School of Design and BBDO’s new Montreal offices. Renée Daoust is a member of the CCA Development Committee. In recent years she has served as a member of the Toronto Waterfront Design Review Panel and as President of the Board of the Festival international des Jardins de Métis. One of only a few women to assume a leadership role in the architectural and urban planning community, Renée Daoust, together with her partner Réal Lestage and a strong and well-established staff, contributes to the creation of spaces of varied scales through thoughtful multidisciplinary reflection.
Public lecture. Complimentary admission.