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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. Collin joined the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba in 1964 and became a full professor within eight years and 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, Collin earned renown, working on several notable projects including the national parliament of Cambodia, the Air Canada Building in Winnipeg (1984) and the Cistercian Monastery at Holland, Manitoba (1975). 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.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 16 July 2013

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