The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced today that Montreal practice Provencher_Roy is the winner of the RAIC 2015 Architectural Firm Award. The award is the latest achievement for Provencher_Roy, which has won more than 70 architectural awards since its establishment in 1983.
First awarded in 2003, the RAIC Architectural Firm Award recognizes a reputable Canadian firm's accomplishments in architectural quality and innovation as well as its service to clients. The award also considers a potential recipient's contributions to architectural education and professional organizations.
Provencher_Roy will be presented with the award during the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Calgary on June 3-6.
"Established in 1983 by architects Claude Provencher, FIRAC, and Michel Roy, FIRAC, the office consists of more than 150 professionals and has worked on a variety of projects including hotels, airports, and university buildings. The multidisciplinary firm offers architectural and industrial design services as well as urban design and planning, interior design, and sustainable development.
Members of the firm teach, give lectures, train interns and participate in public forums. Founding partner Claude Provencher has served as a member and vice chair of the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee on Planning, Design, and Realty. He is also a member in the advisory board of the Cultural Property Commission of Quebec."
"Projects throughout Canada include the renovation of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal (2013); Claire and Marc Bourgie Quebec and Canadian Art Pavilion at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2011); University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre (2010); and the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City (2008). Provencher_Roy also collaborated with Danish architect Poul Ove Jensen in designing the future Champlain Bridge in Montreal."
Provencher_Roy's international projects include the Embassy of Canada in Morocco (as pictured above); the Diamond Peninsula Hotel in Dongguan, China; the Karachi Race Course Gardens in Pakistan; and MediCity in Gurgaon, India."
The RAIC 2015 Architectural Firm Award Jury consisted of:
- Peter Busby, FRAIC, Past Gold Medalist, San-Francisco-based architect
- Paule Boutin, AP/FIRAC, Past President of the RAIC and Montreal architect
- Tyler Sharpe, MRAIC, Past Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award and Toronto architect
- Siamak Hariri, FRAIC, Toronto architect
- Martin Houle, MIRAC, founder of Kollectif.net and Montreal architect
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