Isabelle A. Jolicoeur
After high school in Haiti, Isabelle A. Jolicoeur obtained her bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Montreal. In 2015, she founded Aetypik, a platform that acts both as a virtual showcase on Haitian creativity but also as an incubator of formative and inspiring initiatives (conferences, workshops etc.) for professionals and the general public alike.
On her return to Haiti in 2017, she co-founded, with her partner Christine Laraque, the architectural firm “Ateliers Co-Lab” which treats each project as an opportunity to contribute positively to the built environment; and anchors its practice in a spirit of collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Before embarking on entrepreneurship, she worked from 2010 to 2017 as a project manager in award-winning agencies in Montreal.
Since 2019, she has been teaching at Quisqueya University, and within the Masters in Resilient Urbanism and Risky Land Use Planning, a UEH program in collaboration with the University of Liège and the University of Mons, in Belgium. Its multiple commitments all tend towards the same mission: to promote architecture, and creativity in general, as an essential tool in shaping a sustainable society.