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Legare France_cropFrance Légaré is Full Professor with the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, and a clinical investigator, Public Health and Practice-Changing Research Group, CHUQ Research Centre, Quebec, Canada. She is a keynote speaker at the forthcoming NAPCRG Annual Meeting 2014


I trained as an architect for four years before entering medical school. This first degree left a strong impression on me and I’m still very grateful for the toolbox it provided me with. It also provided me with an appreciation of the great creativity of some architects: they transform the mundane day-to-day activities in long lasting footprints that define a city and sometimes an era. But how do they do this?

Frank O. Gehry is a Canadian-American architect who lives in LA.

Le musée Guggenheim (Bilbao)
Le musée Guggenheim (Bilbao)

He won the Pritzker Award, the Nobel Prize for Architecture, and Vanity Fair has called him “the most important architect of our age.” He’s famous for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, among others.

But back in 1977, Frank Gehry bought a little pink bungalow in Santa Monica and started experimenting – to remodel it and adapt it. ...continue reading