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Memorable Manitobans: Jacques Collin (1927-2000)

Architect, professor.

Born at Courbevoie, France on 20 May 1927, he studied architecture in France, becoming a registered architect in both France and Canada and a member of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. In 1964, he joined the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba and became a full professor within eight years. He was a popular, devoted, yet demanding and disciplined teacher.

In 1989, he was honoured with the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association award for excellence in graduate teaching. As a designer, he earned renown, working on several notable projects including the national parliament of Cambodia. His favorite building, however, was his home in Fort Garry which earned accolades for expressing the sensibility of a prairie homestead in an urban lot.

He died at Winnipeg on 3 January 2000.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Notre Dame des Prairies Trappist Monastery

RM of Victoria

1975-1978

 

Air Canada Building

Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1984

 

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 2000, page 33.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 July 2022

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