Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Architectural Firm Award — 2015 Recipient

Award Category: 
Architectural Firm Award

Established in 1983 by architects Claude Provencher, FIRAC, and Michel Roy, FIRAC, the office consists of more than 150 professionals. It is a multidisciplinary firm offering architectural and industrial design services, as well as urban design and planning, interior design, and sustainable development.

Projects include the renovation of the Ritz-Carleton 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) andJean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City (2008).

Provencher_Roy also collaborated with the Danish architect Poul Ove Jensen in the design of the future Champlain Bridge in Montreal.

The firm’s international projects include the Embassy of Canada in Morocco; the Diamond Peninsula Hotel in Dongguan, China; the Karachi Race Course Gardens in Pakistan; and MediCity in Gurgaon, India.

Provencher_Roy has won more than 70 architectural prizes and awards. 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 sits on the advisory board of the Cultural Property Commission of Quebec.

Jury Comment(s): 

“Provencher_Roy was chosen for the breadth and consistently high quality of work over many years,” said the five-member jury. “They have worked with a broad range of clients and project types. The firm is recognized for its collaborative work and the excellence of its working and peer-learning environment.”

“Provencher_Roy has played an important mentoring role that has helped establish the next generation of architects,” the jury added. “In addition, they have maintained an important and continuing involvement in advocacy, education, and community. They engage with the public and promote the profession in the community at large.”

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Francesco Bellini and Cancer Buildings at McGill University Life Sciences Complex

Photo: Tom Arban

University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre

Photo: Marc Cramer

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavillon of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Photo: Marc Cramer

Montreal Casino - Expansion and modernization / in consortium with Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux architectes

Photo: Stéphane Groleau

Quebec Animal Pathology Specialized Laboratory

Photo: Guy Tessier / Christian Perreault

Embassy of Canada to Morocco / In consortium with Majid Lahbabi Architect

Photo: Provencher_Roy

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts / In consortium with Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux

Photo: Caroline Bergeron

Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Photo: Stéphane Groleau

Saputo Stadium

Photo: Marc Cramer