Mrs. Laurence Roy, winner of the 2020 doctoral admission grant from the Sid Lee Architecture Fund of the CUPUM


The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) is pleased to announce the winner of the doctoral admission grant for the 2019-2020 competition of the Sid Lee Architecture Fund. The recipient is Mrs. Laurence Roy, a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary doctoral program in environmental design at the Faculty of environmental design under the supervision of Mr. Rabah Bousbaci, professor at the School of Design – University of Montreal.

The scholarship jury, composed of Professor Sylvain Paquette, Dean Raphaël Fischler, a representative/observer of Sid Lee Architecture and the holder of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape Design Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, recognized the quality of all the applications submitted for this scholarship, which is open to students enrolled in doctoral programs (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Urban Planning of the University of Montreal.

In addition to Mrs. Laurence Roy’s academic excellence, the members of the jury recognized the quality of her thinking on the theme of welcoming architecture, that is, the planning and spatialization of reception for migrants with a precarious status in major Western cities, particularly in its architectural form. This research issue is in line with some of the scientific challenges of the mission of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape.

We wish Mrs. Laurence Roy success in her doctoral studies !


The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape offers four (4) graduate grants each year for thesis or dissertation topics related to the scientific mission of the Chair. The objectives of this grants program are to :

  • Support graduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Design who are interested in the mission of the UNESCO Chair and associated UNESCO programs;
  • Encourage and stimulate research/action/creation through CUPUM’s international cooperation network;
  • Promote intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between the regions of the world on the future of cities.