Samuel Bernier-Lavigne

Samuel Bernier Lavigne is Tenured Professor at Laval University School of Architecture, and founder / director of the FabLab ÉAUL. He received his PhD in theory, design and digital fabrication (2014), in addition to being the recipient of the Henry Adams Medal of Honor (AIA), the Student Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the College of Presidents Travel Scholarship (OAQ), the Artistic Leadership Scholarship (Université Laval), and the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (NSERC). Samuel has worked for Studio Cmmnwlth (New York), Gramazio & Kohler (ETH, Zurich), and finally UNStudio (Amsterdam), on projects ranging from the object to the city. He also completed a doctoral residency at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, in addition to being a graduate of the Architectural Association Visiting School Los Angeles. His funded research focuses on the development of new technologies in architecture and the issue of high-resolution. He collaborates with several architectural firms, notably through competitions, was the curator of the exhibition "Les Chambres Blanches" with Pierre Thibault at the Jardin de Métis (2015) and was the professor leading the architectural installations of the first MNBAQ Gala in collaboration with Shohei Shigematsu (OMA) in 2018. His work has been widely exhibited and published across Canada, the United States and Europe. []

Actual research interests

  • Architecture: digital design and fabrication.