Architect and Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Montreal
Daniel Pearl co-founded l’OEUF.(L'Office de l'Éclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel) in 1992, in order to concentrate his expertise in sustainable and environmental design. In recent years, L’OEUF’s partners have expanded to include Bernard Olivier and Sudhir Suri.
Operating between mainstream architectural practice and advanced academic research, Daniel and his co-workers, have developed an architecture that attempts to respond to, reveal and exploit the latent social and environmental characteristics of a particular context as a basis for l’OEUF’s numerous housing and institutional projects. Over the past decade, Daniel has been involved in and has led numerous design charrettes from individual scale buildings to sustainable community plans for over 10 000 people.
A tenured half-time associate professor at the school of architecture at the University of Montréal (UdeM) he is also a founding board member of the Canada Green Building Council and founding Chair of the academic education committee. Daniel’s academic and professional research has involved both comprehensive documentation of L’OEUF’s experimental practice (community housing projects such as “Benny Farm” and “Atelier d’habitation saine” – AHS in Rosemont, Montreal, for both the FCM and CMHC) and innovative theoretical research (on both IDP and ecologically sensitive housing construction techniques for both NRCan and CMHC) carried out as a university professor.