The Jean-Marc Latreille Scholarship recognizes students in landscape architecture for their excellence in the design and development of natural sites. Developed in collaboration by BC2 and the Université de Montréal’s School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, it is dedicated to the landscape architect of the same name who worked for 40 years in this field.
Jean-Marc Latreille is a passionate builder who co-founded a landscape architecture and urban planning firm in 1977 and has participated in numerous environmental sculpture projects. He also taught at the Université de Montréal for several decades, where he was known for his ability to impart his knowledge of site engineering, topometry and site grading.
The Jean-Marc Latreille Scholarship focuses on the criteria that have always been important to Mr. Latreille, including the understanding of the physical and cultural characteristics of the site, the integration of issues related to these characteristics into the design development, the innovative and sustainable approach to the enhancement of these characteristics, as well as the quality of the development proposal and its original design objectives.
For the 2023 edition, the team composed of Félix Maltais, Yasmine Lavoie and Justine Larocque was chosen as the recipient of the award. Their project, Pôle Gadbois, was particularly appreciated for the depth of the analysis of the site, the general coherence of the proposed approach, the innovative nature of the project, as well as the quality of the graphic communication concerning the issues of the site and the solutions presented.
“We are honored to contribute to the recognition of landscape architecture students by offering this scholarship in honor of Jean-Marc Latreille. We are confident that the winners will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field and contribute to the enhancement of our natural environment.” – Isabelle Séguin, Executive Vice President, Associate Partner.
Congratulations to the team for their remarkable work.