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Albert J. Rousseau
The Michigan Alumnus 80-99

Joseph Joachim Albert Rousseau, who comes to the University as Assistant Professor of Architecture, was born March 5, 1886, at Quebec, Can
ada. He was a student at the Quebec Academy from 1899 to 1903. The
 next six years he was employed as an architectural draftsman, passing the
 examinations of the Province of Quebec for the Architects' License in 1908. 
In 1909 he went to Paris, where for five years he was engaged in the study 
of architecture. His first year in Paris, 1909-10, he was a student in the
 Atelier Chifflot. He then applied for admission to the Beaux Arts, and
 stood third among the 700 candidates for the fifteen foreign (Etrangers) 
admissions. He was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1910. From
 1911 to 1914 he was a member of the Atelier Bernier. In 1913 he was
 awarded the "1st Prix Jay" with medal, and the next year he was given a
 medal of the first class. Since 1908 Professor Rousseau has been a mem
ber of the Architects' Association of the Province of Quebec.

Professor Rousseau is unmarried.