LeBlanc is a specialist in heritage conservation. A graduate
in Architecture from Montreal University, Mr. LeBlanc specialized
in heritage conservation at the University of York in England
and in Ottawa, Canada. He was a registered architect with
the OAQ from 1976 to 2007.
He is currently retired. From 2001 to
2007, he was Head of Field Projects at the Getty Conservation
Institute in Los Angeles, USA directing projects in more than
24 countries. He is the former Chief Architect of the National
Capital Commission in Ottawa (1992-2001); he was Vice-President
of the Heritage Canada Foundation (1983-1992), Director of
the International Council on Monuments and Sites' Secretariat
in Paris, France (1979-1983); Chief Architect of historic
sites from the French Period at Parks Canada in Ottawa (1971-1975)
and Quebec City (1975-1979). He has served on the Executive
of ICOMOS, as President of ICOMOS Canada and on the Board
of the Association for Preservation Technology International
(APTi). He was inducted in the APT College of Fellows (2003)
and the ICOMOS Academy (2009).
[click] To read F. LeBlanc's profile written by Joel Weiner in 2021 for Lowertown Echo, a local Ottawa magazine.