Genevieve Rheault

Genevieve Rheault

Montreal, QC, CA


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My curiosity has brought me to many places in the working field. I have managed to adapt quickly to the situations I was confronted and it is today my greatest ability and also my interest. After five years of work in private firms, I have recently returned to school to complete a thesis about my journey in China in the 2000s. Over there, I have taught architecture to local college level students for 6 years and have worked for international as well as local firms. In my thesis, I tackle the limits of western typo-morphological approach to urban planning by looking at the diffusion of western urban forms in contemporary China. I try to confront the deeply rooted western paradigms to other options.

My work experience spans different scales, from interior design to small-town planning. I conserve a social approach to many aspects of work, from team play to the human reach of design. I embrace globalization and multiculturalism as a way of life, where cultural diversity should be helping architectural design to achieve its most fundamental state.

I consider myself a world nomad, and I am open to different locations where I can share my enthusiasm and my experience.

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University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, QC, CA, Teacher's assistant

Assist teachers with the corrections of students' works and exams, for both graduate and undergratuate classes.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

PFA Architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Architect

Full time employee with duties related to the architectural practice: offers of service, programming and scheduling, interactions with clients, engineers, municipalities, and to conceive the design and supervise the production of documents. Main projects: small commercial and sports complex.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011

msdl architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Architect

In charge of the completion of two national level competitions, both regarding high-density residential complexes built into old industrial sites.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

GHP Consulting, Shanghai, CN, Architectural designer

To carry out the responsibilities of an architectural designer among a team of local professionals. To elaborate concepts for new urban developments and large scale commercial projects.
To meet with the clients and the government board for discussion and presentation, and to coordinate with local architects and modeling artists.

Mar 2008 - Sep 2009

B+H Architects, Shanghai, CN, Architect

In charge of the interior design and detailing for the new headquarter of Microsoft in Shanghai. Supervise the production of the blueprint package and coordinate with engineers.
Create concepts for urban development in Dubai.

Oct 2007 - Feb 2008


University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, QC, CA, Masters, Urban Studies

School of management
Two year program with research thesis.

Thesis title: "Diffusion of Western urban forms in contemporary China: a morphological approach"

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture major with an engineering background.

Sep 1996 - Dec 2003

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