Didier Beaudoin

Didier Beaudoin

Montreal, QC, CA



I am a Canadian architecture student currently looking for a short-term contract between May and September 2015.

I am in the process of completing my first M.Arch year at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  Previously, I worked for a year under the direct supervision of architects Thierry Decuypere and Jorn Bihain at the acclaimed Bureau vers plus de bien-être (V+) office, in Brussels, where I have worked on projects on many scales and types – from apartment renovations to urban-sized studies, to public building competitions. It has been a fabulous experience, during which I obviously learned many invaluable lessons of practical architecture, but also was an integral part of a stimulating group.

I came to architecture through an atypical journey: first, as a mechanical engineer I worked on helicopters, race cars, and industrial combustion engines.  Feeling incomplete, I searched for a discipline with greater focus on creativity, human connection, social commitment, tradition, and contradiction.  As romantic as it may sound, I am moved by architecture and its potential to silently seep into the everyday lives of people and, by fulfilling their needs of protection and belonging, become their physical support.

I thus have a wide experience in various fields of fabrication and design. I am fluent in both French and English and can contribute with my skills and enthusiasm.



Bureau vers plus de bien être V+, Bruxelles, Assistant to the architect

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014

Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA, Research assistant

Work done as a reserch assistant (analysis, design, production of graphic documents, reporting) on two different projects:

1) Water sustainable neighbourhoods in Brussels, contract for Brussels-environment in collaboration with Université Catholique de Louvain, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Centre d'Études et de Recherches Urbaines.

2) Montreal and its forgotten rivers : a cartographic and environmental view of Montreal’s urban fabric

Jun 2012 - Feb 2014

Rolls-Royce Canada, Montreal, QC, CA, Design Engineer

Developing technical modifications to industrial turbine engine combustion systems

Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Montreal, QC, CA, Structural Repair Specialist

Designing repair schemes for helicopters

Jul 2008 - Jun 2009


McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - current

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BE, Exchange in architecture

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

École polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA, BArch, Mechanical engineering

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008

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