Genevieve Rheault

Genevieve Rheault

Montreal, QC, CA



My unquenchable curiosity has brought me many places, geographically and professionally.  I have managed, through time and efforts, to adapt quickly to the situations I was confronted to, and it is today my greatest ability. My work experience as an architectural designer spans different scales, from interior design to town planning. After ten years spent in China and Asia, I have returned to Canada to complete a master's degree in urban studies. My thesis interrogates the hegemony of Western principles used in conception and analysis as European villages are transplanted in Shanghai's new urban territories. My six years teaching at an international college of design gave me incredible communicative skills as I managed to translate complex concepts into coherent graphics and explanation, always sensitive to the students' reception.

I input a dose of humanity to many aspects of my work, from teamwork to human aspect of design. Cultural diversity should be seen as helping architectural design achieve its most fundamental state. I consider myself a world nomad: I can feel at home at many places in the world, as long as I can learn and share my enthusiasm and 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

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


University of Quebec in Montreal, 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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