Genevieve Rheault

Genevieve Rheault

Montreal, QC, CA

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My curriculum is guided by an intense curiosity, which led me to places, geographically and professionally, where I had to develop ways to adapt quickly to every situation. I strive to remain on the edges of specialties to better experience the underlying interconnection between domains.

Coming from a scientific background, I merged toward architecture, spanning scales from interior design to town planning. After ten years spent in China in specific and Asia in general, I have returned to Canada to complete a master’s degree in urban studies. My thesis examines the hegemony of Western principles used in conception and analysis through a case study involving the transplantation of European villages in Shanghai’s new urban territories. 

Lastly, my six-year teaching at an international college of design heightened my communicative skills as I managed to translate complex concepts into coherent graphics that transcended cultural and language boundaries.

I consider myself a professional nomad: I can feel at home in a wide array of locations, as long as I can learn and share my enthusiasm.

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Université du Québec à Montréal, 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

Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai, CN, Interior design lecturer

Prepare course material and teach college level students in the interior design department.

Sep 2001 - Apr 2007


Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA, Masters, Urban Studies

School of management
Two and a half years multidisciplinary program with research thesis.

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

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, BArch, Architecture

Architecture major with an engineering background.

Sep 1997 - Jun 2003

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