IDEAS-BE Weekly Graduate Seminar
Winter Series 2020
Fatima Mehrzad
26 March, 2020
Fatima Mehrzad
Public Spaces as a potential for Urban Regeneration in Montreal
Morteza Hazbei
2 April, 2020
Morteza Hazbei
Parametric Design: Theories and Applications
Mohammed Abdul Rezazadeh
9 April, 2020
Mohammed Abdul Rezazadeh
Community-University Engagement: Cavendish Mall Case Study
Gabriel Pena
12 March, 2020
Gabriel Pena
Paxton treated us as nature
Pooyan Alizadeh
20 February, 2020
Pooyan Alizadeh
Democratizing Public Art: Anti-Monumentalism
Firdous Nizar
6 February, 2020
Firdous Nizar
Designing with Spatial Narratives
Aristofanis Soulikias
30 January, 2020
Aristofanis Soulikias
Handmade Animation: A Sensorial Re-awakening
Sherif Goubran
23 January, 2020
Sherif Goubran
Why the dinosaurs perished? They didn't publish...
Mohammed Abdul Rezazadeh
16 January, 2020
Mohammed Abdul Rezazadeh
Community-University Engagement based on Design Methods

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88e Congrès de l’ACFAS à Sherbrooke: Intersections du design PRENDRE SOIN PAR LE DESIGN, 4-5 mai 2020

88e Congrès de l’ACFAS à Sherbrooke: Intersections du design PRENDRE SOIN PAR LE DESIGN, 4-5 mai 2020

Responsables du colloque: Guillaume BLUM, Carmela CUCUZZELLA, Claudia DÉMÉNÉ, Philippe GAUTHIER, Solen ROTH, Stéphane VIAL

Carmela Cucuzzella and Jean-Pierre Chupin head a special issue of the Journal of Sustainability Research

Carmela Cucuzzella and Jean-Pierre Chupin head a special issue of the Journal of Sustainability Research

Carmela Cucuzzella and jean-Pierre Chupin are invited as guest editors, deadline for manuscripts April 2020

Carmela Cucuzzella presents a paper, ECO-DIDACTIC DESIGN IN THE PUBLIC REALM

Carmela Cucuzzella presents a paper, ECO-DIDACTIC DESIGN IN THE PUBLIC REALM

Presented at the Sustainable City, 13th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, on October 3, 2019, in Valencia, Spain.

Firdous Nizar and Carmela Cucuzzella will present the paper “Promises versus Realities: A Critical Assessment of the Integrated Design Process”

Firdous Nizar and Carmela Cucuzzella will present the paper “Promises versus Realities: A Critical Assessment of the Integrated Design Process”

At ICSAUD 2020, the 22th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design in Boston, USA, in April 2020

Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to present, “A SHORT HISTORY OF THE THEORIES OF SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT”

Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to present, “A SHORT HISTORY OF THE THEORIES OF SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT”

At the McEwan School of Architecture, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario on September 25, 2019.

Carmela Cucuzzella and Jordan Owen present a paper, “ECONOMIC RISKS FROM POLICY PRESSURES IN MONTREAL REAL ESTATE”

Carmela Cucuzzella and Jordan Owen present a paper, “ECONOMIC RISKS FROM POLICY PRESSURES IN MONTREAL REAL ESTATE”

At the Emerging Risks in Finance: Challenges and Opportunities for Investors, Institutions and Regulators Conference, in Montreal, on September 21, 2019.


Funding, Awards, Achievements


Sherif Goubran
Journal of Sustainabilty Research, July 2019
Sherif Goubran and Carmela Cucuzzellla publish a paper in the Journal of Sustainability Research
They publish the paper entitled, "Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals in Building Projects" in the Journal of Sustainability Research for the special issue of The Sustainable Development Goals in July 2019.
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella
Journal of Sustainabilty Research, July 2019
Carmela Cucuzzellla and Sherif Goubran publish a paper in the Journal of Sustainability Research
They publish the paper entitled, "Infrastructure as Deeply Integrates Sustainable Urban Projects" in the Journal of Sustainability Research in July 2019.
Aristofanis Soulikias
Jorisch Family Artist Residency, August 2019
Aristofanis Soulikias wins the prestigious Jorisch Family Artist Residency
His four-week residency on "Film Animations of the Amalie Redlich Tower" will take place in August 2019 in Salzburg, Austria.
Sherif Goubran
Concordia Public Scholars, May 2019
Sherif Goubran is selected as one of Concordia's Public Scholars for 2019
Sherif Goubran, INDI PhD candidate, is selected as one of Concordia's Public Scholars for 2019.
Morteza Hazbei
International Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering, France, May 2019
Morteza Hazbei presents at the International Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering
His paper has been selected for oral presentation on 12th-13th May, 2019 at Paris, France. He receives both Concordia University and Fine Arts Travel Awards.
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, March 2019
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, along with Dr. Zach Patterson, Dr. Carolyn Hatch, Pr. Anne Cormier are awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Their SSHRC Partnership Development Grant is entitled, "CoLLaboratoire for Activating Multi-Modal Mobility: One Public Space at a Time".
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella
Journal of Cleaner Production, February 2019
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella publishes a paper in the Journal of Cleaner Production
She publishes the paper entitled, "The Normative Turn in Environmental Architecture" in the Journal of Cleaner Production in February, 2019.
Sherif Goubran
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, July 2018
Sherif Goubran is awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from Summer 2018 to Winter 2021
He receives the prestigious scholarship valued at $50,000 per year to support his PhD thesis titled, "Our buildings have credentials, Now what? "Green" Buildings and Sustainable Development Goals in Canada"

Research, Activities, Outcomes


Cities Hub Exhibition
Control Your Comfort
The IDEAS-BE team presents a new research experiment allowing residents to control their comfort zones while learning about their energy usage, through a fun interactive interface. Event launched on October 24, 2019 in the 4th Space, Concordia University
Virtual Special Issue of Journal of Sustainability Research
Carmela Cucuzzella and Jean-Pierre Chupin are invited as guest editors
Special issue title: Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design: Alternative Theories for Qualitative Comparisons. Deadline for Manuscripts: April 2020
Etudes Urbaines Anthropocenes, Universite de Lyon, November 2019
Carmela Cucuzzella is invited to Ecole Urbaine de Lyon
She presents a paper, "Eco-didacticism in Public Art and Design as response to the Anthropocene".
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella
Challenges and Opportunities for Investors, Institutions and Regulators
Carmela Cucuzzella and Jordan Owen present at Emerging Risks in Finance
They present a paper, "Economic Risks from Policy Pressures in Montreal Real Estate".
Inaugural Exhibition at 4th Space in January 2019
CoLLaboratoire exhibits its work with the Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella and Dr. Andreas Athienitis exhibit their collaborative work at the 4th Space, featuring winning entries from the international competitions, Solar-Powered Bus Shelter and "More Than Waiting For the Bus".
Journal Launch at IDEAS-BE Lab (FB630.19) in February 2019
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella and Dr. Cynthia Hammond Launch their Co-edited Journal: On the Potential of Didacticism in Architecture
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella and Dr. Cynthia Hammond, co-editors, launch the latest publication of the Cahiers de LEAP, entitled, On the Potential of Didacticism in Architecture.