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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, the Trappist Monastery near Holland (1975-1978), and the Air Canada Building in Winnipeg (1984). 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 and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2022

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