A new glass envelope to protect a brutalist icon. Grand Théâtre of Québec by Lemay and Atelier 21

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Architects
Original project architect.- Victor Prus. Restoration.-Lemay and Atelier 21.
Dates
Year 2020.
Location
Quebec, Canada.
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Louis T. Lemay, Marc Bouchard, Isabelle Giasson, Pierre Larouche, Michel Lauzon Lemay

Founded in 1957 as an architectural firm, Lemay is one of Canada’s leading integrated environmental design firms, combining architecture, urban design, interior design, landscape architecture, structural engineering and branding into a multidisciplinary and synergetic offer. Now well established in Canada, United States, China, Algeria, Costa Rica, in the Caribbean and the Middle-East, Lemay brings together nearly 350 professionals who offer their creativity to support their clients’ business strategies.

Recognized by Deloitte as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Lemay is also a leader among integrated design firms. Lemay—one of Canada's most-awarded firms— creates distinctive projects of all scales and complexities. In recent years, Lemay has been the driving force behind several landmark projects that have garnered attention here and abroad, most notably the New City of El-Menia in Algeria, the STM Stinson transport centre, the Place d'Armes, the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Mount Stephen Hotel Complex, the Astral Head Office and the Centre Bell (in consortium).

Christian Bernard, Patrice LaRochelle y Carlo Peirolo. Atelier 21

Atelier 21 is a Canadian architecture firm located in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Born from the group of three architects - Christian Bernard, Patrice LaRochelle and Carlo Peirolo, the agency is located on the 21st floor of 800 Place d'Youville, in the ports of Old Quebec.

Christian Bernard is an architect and studio leader, he has more than 35 years of experience as a project manager, a fact that has given him a great reputation in Quebec. The quality of the projects led by the architect has stood out with dozens of awards and accolades, including two awards for excellence in architecture from l'Ordre des architects du Québec.

Carlo Peirolo is one of the associated architects, he graduated from Laval University in 1987. His final degree project was awarded a mention of excellence, considered among the best students in his class. Since 1989, he has been named a finalist 16 times and has won a Certificate of Recognition from the Québec City Planning Commission five times, which aims to recognize excellence in architecture in the Old Capital.

Patrice LaRochelle, is one of the associated architects, has extensive experience as a project manager specializing in negotiation, drafting of contractual documents and dispute prevention. Since 2004, when Atelier 21 was created, Patrice LaRochelle has worked as the chief architect of important projects for the firm.
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