Lucie Fontein


Lucie Fontein retired from academia in 2020 after twenty-nine years teaching at Carleton. Her areas of focus were on ethical practice and hospitable design with an emphasis on daylighting. Throughout her teaching career, she maintained a small private practice with projects in Ontario, Quebec, Vermont and Maine. In preparation for retirement, she designed a built a house for herself and her husband in southern Maine. The house is super-insulated and uses geo-thermal energy as well as an array of solar panels, which together with passive strategies, have proven to keep annual energy costs close to zero. She is now registered and has a full-time practice in Maine.


MArch (Post-Professional History and Theory) – McGill University, 1991

BArch (Professional) – University of Toronto, 1979


Lucie Fontein Architect – Biddeford Pool, Maine 04006