Olivier Vallerand

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

Olivier Vallerand holds a doctorate in architecture from McGill University. He has taught at Universite Laval, UQAM, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he also pursued postdoctoral research. An architect, he previously worked for firms in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Quebec, and currently keeps an installation-based practice with 1x1x1 Creative Lab. His research focuses on identity issues and their relation to the design and experience of interior spaces, queer and feminist approaches to design education, and alternative practices of design. His work has been published in Unplanned Visitors: Queering the Ethics and Aesthetics of Domestic Space, as well as in the Journal of Architectural EducationInteriors: Design | Architecture | CultureThe Plan JournalCapturesInter art actuel, The Educational Forum, the Sexuality volume of the Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series, and in the collection Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place. He also regularly writes for Canadian Architect.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship. College of Environmental Design, University of California-Berkeley 2018
  • Ph.D. Architecture, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 2014
  • M. Arch. (post-professional), Cultural Mediations and Technology, 2010
  • M. Arch. Architecture (professional), Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 2005
  • B. Sc. Architecture, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 2004

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Publications

Vallerand, Olivier. Unplanned Visitors: Queering the Ethics and Aesthetics of Domestic Space, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/unplanned-visitors-products-9780228001850.php

Vallerand, Olivier and Marie Houzeau. “Améliorer la santé scolaire par l’éducation au respect de la diversité sexuelle et de la pluralité des genres : impacts de l’approche par témoignage du GRIS-Montréal dans les écoles primaires du Québec,” Santé LGBTI : les minorités de genre et de sexualité face aux soins, ed. A. Alessandrin, J. Dagorn, A. Meidani, G. Richard, and M. Toulze. Lormont: Bord de l’eau, 2020. http://www.editionsbdl.com/fr/books/sant-lgbt.-les-minorits-de-genre-et-de-sexualit-face-aux-soins/792/

Vallerand, Olivier. "Where Are the Lesbian Architects? Visibility and Its Challenges." The Plan Journal 4, no. 2 (2019): 327-343. http://doi.org/10.15274/tpj.2019.04.02.2

Vallerand, Olivier, Kévin Lavoie, Gabrielle Richard, Amélie Charbonneau, Mickael Rolland-Déry, Marie-Pier Petit, and Marie Houzeau. "Témoigner plutôt que débattre : les interventions en milieu scolaire du GRIS-Montréal." Revue Genre Éducation Formation 3 (2019) : 99-112. https://revuegef.org/article/44/temoigner-plutot-que-debattre-les-interventions-en-milieu-scolaire-du-gris-montreal

Knoblauch, Joy, Sben Korsh, Brent Sturlaugson, and Olivier Vallerand. "Raising a Family in the Academy" Platform (2019). https://www.platformspace.net/home/raising-a-family-in-the-academy

Vallerand, Olivier. “Learning from… (or “the need for queer pedagogies of space”).” Interiors: Design|Architecture|Culture 9, no. 2 (2019) : 140-156. https://doi.org/10.1080/20419112.2019.1565175

Vallerand, Olivier, Sylvie Marcotte, Kévin Lavoie, Amélie Charbonneau, and Marie Houzeau. “GRIS-Montréal, témoin et acteur de l’évolution des attitudes des élèves du secondaire envers la diversité sexuelle.” Jeunes et société 3 no. 1 (2018): 21-55. http://rjs.inrs.ca/index.php/rjs/article/view/126/76

Vallerand, Olivier. “An Open Window on Other Masculinities: Gay Bars and Visibility in Montreal.” In Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place, edited by Peter Gossage and Robert Rutherdale, 150-72. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2018. https://www.ubcpress.ca/making-men-making-history

Vallerand, Olivier, Amélie Charbonneau, and Marie Houzeau “Démystifier l’homosexualité et la bisexualité dans les écoles : impacts de la formule par témoignage du GRIS-Montréal.” In Le témoignage sexuel et intime, un levier de changement social?, edited by Maria Nengeh Mensah, 115-33. Montréal: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2017. https://www.puq.ca/catalogue/livres/temoignage-sexuel-intime-levier-changement-social-3239.html

Mensah, Maria Nengeh, Janik Bastien Charlebois, Olivier Vallerand, Sandra Wesley, and Ken Monteith “Militer par le témoignage public : défis et retombées pour les communautés sexuelles et de genres.” Reflets : revue d’intervention sociale et communautaire 23, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 82-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1040750ar

Vallerand, Olivier. “Regards queers sur l’architecture: une remise en question des approches identitaires de l’espace.” Captures: Figures, théories et pratiques de l'imaginaire 1, no. 1 (May 2016): http://revuecaptures.org/node/349.

Vallerand, Olivier, and Amélie Charbonneau. “L’expression de genre dans la démystification de l’homosexualité et de la bisexualité.” In Féminismes et luttes contre l’homophobie : De l’apprentissage à la subversion des codes, edited by Line Chamberland and Caroline Désy, 37-43. Montréal : Cahier de l’IREF/UQAM, 2016. https://iref.uqam.ca/upload/files/publications/IREF_Agora_no7_2016_pdf_dynamique.pdf

Vallerand, Olivier, Charbonneau, Amélie, Lavoie, Kévin and Houzeau, Marie. “Vingt ans d’intervention de démystification de l’homosexualité et de la bisexualité dans les écoles : transformations des publics, transformations des approches,” Nouvelles pratiques sociales 28 no.1 (2016): 277-287. https://doi.org/10.7202/1039185ar

Vallerand, Olivier, Amélie Charbonneau, Kévin Lavoie, and Marie Houzeau “Vingt ans d’intervention de démystification de l’homosexualité et de la bisexualité dans les écoles : transformations des publics, transformations des approches.” Nouvelles pratiques sociales 28 no. 1 (Spring 2016): 277-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1039185ar.

Richard, Gabrielle, Olivier Vallerand, Marie-Pier Petit, and Amélie Charbonneau “Discussing Sexual Orientation and Gender in Classrooms: Potentials and Limits of GRIS-Montréal’s Testimonial-based Approach to Fighting Homophobia in Schools.” The Educational Forum 79, no. 4 (2015): 421-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131725.2015.1068418.

Vallerand, Olivier. “Endlessly Kissing in a Park: Berlin’s Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime, between Past and Present,” Sexuality, ed. Amelia Jones, Documents of Contemporary Art series, 131-33. London & Cambridge, MA: Whitechapel & MIT Press, 2014. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/sexuality

Vallerand, Olivier. “Living Pictures: Dragging the Home into the Gallery.” Interiors: Design|Architecture|Culture 4, no. 2 (2013): 125-148. https://doi.org/10.2752/204191213X13693260150308.

Vallerand, Olivier. “Home is the Place we all Share: Building Queer Collective Utopias.” Journal of Architectural Education 67, no. 1 (March 2013): 64-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2013.767125.

Vallerand, Olivier “Un baiser en continu dans un parc : le Mémorial aux homosexuels persécutés par les nazis, entre passé et présent,” Inter, art actuel 112 (2012): 40-43. https://id.erudit.org/iderudit/67684ac

 

Book reviews

Vallerand, Olivier. “Lucas Crawford, Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2017): online. https://societyandspace.org/2017/04/25/transgender-architectonics-by-lucas-crawford/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Bridget Elliott, ed. Breaking and Entering: The Contemporary House Cut, Spliced, and Haunted.” RACAR: Canadian Art Review 41, no.1 (2016): 105-108. https://doi.org/10.7202/1037563ar

 

Building reviews

Vallerand, Olivier. "National Treasure: Pavillon d’accueil de l’Assemblée Nationale du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec," Canadian Architect, 64, no. 9 (Sept. 2019): 20-25. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/national-treasure-pavillon-daccueil-de-lassemblee-nationale-du-quebec-quebec-city-quebec/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Acting Out: Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault,” Canadian Architect 63, no. 11 (Nov. 2018): 36-42. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/acting-out/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Italy’s Rogue Utopians: Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976 at the CCA,” Canadian Architect 63 no. 7 (July 2018): 26-28. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/italys-rogue-utopians/

Vallerand, Olivier. “A Passion for Architecture: the Professional Journey of Gilles Saucier and André Perrotte,” Canadian Architect 63 (RAIC Gold Medal issue 2018): 14-22.

Vallerand, Olivier. “Architecture for the Masses: The University Is Now on Air at the CCA,” Canadian Architect 63 no.2 (Feb. 2018): 46-47. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/architecture-masses-open-university-cca/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Building Net Worth: Crew Collective,” Canadian Architect 62 no. 6 (June 2017): 28-31. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/building-net-worth/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Civic Art: OMA’s New Pavilion for a Quebec City Museum,” Canadian Architect 61 no. 11 (Nov. 2016): 36-43. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/civic-art/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Liberté! Québec City’s Maison de la littérature,” Canadian Architect 61 no. 6 (June 2016): 31-36. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/vive-la-litterature-vive-la-liberte/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Calling Card: STGM Head Office,” Canadian Architect 61 no.1 (Jan. 2016): 20-25. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/stgm-office/

Vallerand, Olivier. “Under One Roof: Bibliothèque du Boisé, Montréal,” Canadian Architect 60 no.2 (Feb. 2015): 18-23. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/under-one-roof/

Vallerand, Olivier “Rénovation du Complexe scientifique de Québec/Updating the Québec City Scientific Complex,” Architecture Canada (Spring 2015): 12-14.

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
INT 492 Honors Directed Study
INT 590 Reading and Conference
INT 598 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
INT 362 Int Dsgn Studio III: Retail
INT 492 Honors Directed Study
INT 499 Individualized Instruction
INT 529 Design Criticism
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ADE 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
INT 590 Reading and Conference
INT 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
INT 362 Int Dsgn Studio III: Retail

Editorships

Approaching Home: New Perspectives on the Domestic InteriorRACAR special issue to be published October 2020, co-edited with Erin J. Campbell.

Professional Associations

Licensed architect, Ordre des architectes du Qu�bec

Interior Design Educators Council

Society of Architectural Historians

Universities Art Association of Canada  Association dart des universit�s du Canada

Service

Program coordinator, 51st Environmental Design Research Association conference

Concrètement, que veut dire être une architecte féministe aujourd’hui ? Trajectoires, idées et projets de neufs architectes (portrait by Stéphanie Dadour in d'architectures, December 2019, p. 80-95)

Reviewer, since 2010, for various journals and edited collections including:

  • Service social
  • Multitudes queers (edited collection)
  • Journal of Housing & the Built Environment
  • Minorités lisibles
  • Genre, sexualité & société
  • Sprinkle: A Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
  • Architecture & Film conference

Board member (as research coordinator), GRIS-Montréal, Montréal, QC, since 2009

Accreditation Committee member, Canadian Architectural Certification Board, since 2007

Board member (as vice-president from 2006 to 2009 and secretary from 2004 to 2006, GRIS-Québec, Québec, QC, 2004 – 2009

Board member, Regroupement d’entraide pour la jeunesse allosexuelle du Québec, QC, 2002 – 2003

Board member (as president in 2002-2003 and social activities coordinator in 2001-2002), Groupe gai de l’Université Laval, 2001 – 2003

Founding coordinator, Arco Iris, Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC, 1999 – 2001

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Barrett Faculty Honors Advisor, Interior Design (2019  present)

PhD Mentor

Yolanda Gallego-Rector (2019  present)

Industry Positions

1x1x1 Creative Lab, Québec/Montréal, QC, since 2007 (founding member)

Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu Architectes, Québec, QC, 2005 – 2009

George Yu Architects, Culver City, CA, 2005

Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners, Washington, D.C., 2004