3 award-winning projects - Ædifica once again stands out in the retail environment
May 2019 - Ædifica awarded at the International Store Design Awards – Retail Design Institute and at the Visual Victories Awards - ICSC.
MEC opens its flagship store on Toronto's Queen Street West
April 2019 - Designed by Ædifica with the collaboration of Sweeney & Co, in charge of the base building architecture, MEC’s new flagship store on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto offers a renewed experience.
Unveiling of the 4th Space designed by Ædifica
April 2019 - Designed by Ædifica, Concordia University’s new 4th Space, at the corner of Mackay Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, offers the first-ever street showcase dedicated to promoting university research and experiential learning opportunities in C
Ædifica unveils its second annual sustainability report
April 2019 - Ædifica has just released its annual sustainability report, as part of Earth Day, its second annual sustainability report following its adhesion to the United Nations' Global Compact two years ago.
A first project for Ædifica in New York’s Hudson Yards
April 2019 - Inditex called on Ædifica to bring to life and implement their new Zara flagship store located at Hudson Yards in New York, the city's newest and latest retail & lifestyle playground, offering a sophisticated and renewed experience.
Avril stands out at the Grands prix du design
January 2019 - On Thursday, January 10, Ædifica was awarded at the 12th edition of the Grands Prix du Design, winning first prize in the «Prix espace commercial de plus de 5400 pi2 » category for the Avril Supermarché Santé in Laval.
Michel Lauzon to lead Ædifica
November 2018 - In the wake of a succession strategy launched two years ago, Ædifica is proud to announce Michel Lauzon's appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer.
The 10th edition of RDV Design
November 2018 - This year, Michel Lauzon will represent Ædifica at a panel on brandscaping: the art of transposing identity into physical space.
L'Édifice Wilder - Espace Danse Certified LEED NC, Silver
November 2018 - The result of a sustainable transformation of a heritage building, the Wilder Building Espace Danse has been awarded LEED-NC Silver certification.
Inauguration of Psycho Bunny in Miami
October 2018 - This Friday, November 2nd, Psycho Bunny will be opening their first US retail store.
15 years for the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles
October 2018 - On October 30th, the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles was celebrating its 15th anniversary. Ædifica is proud to have contributed to this Montreal heritage.
20th anniversary of the Technopôle Angus
September 2018 - The Société de développement Angus (SDA) organized an event on August 6 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Technopôle Angus.
Ædifica: partner of the new ÉTS Research Chair
September 2018 - Ædifica is committed to the new ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in Digital Technologies for Construction 4.0.
Best of Canada: Ædifica team honored
July 2018 - The Jordan store in Toronto was honored for its interior design in the Canadian Interiors magazine special edition of the 21st Best of Canada Design Competition in the Retail category.
Avril Supermarché Santé officially opens at Centre Laval
June 2018 - Building on the integration of a suspended greenhouse, a wine tasting area and an outdoor terrace, the new Avril supermarket is positioned as an organic food lover’s and wellbeing destination, and the largest organic supermarket in Quebec.
Habitations Val-Martin presented at the World Green Building Council
June 2018 - On June 7, Mélanie Pitre, our Sustainable Development Director, will attend the “Building Lasting Change Conference” at the “WorldGBC Conference” in Toronto, the largest and most important annual event in the green building industry.
Birks downtown montreal flagship store reopenning
June 2018 - The new Maison Birks store concept offers a fresh take on the house’s heritage and redefines the jewellery shopping experience.
Desjardins: new service area in the heart of Montreal
May 2018 - On May 7th 2018, Desjardins unveiled a unique financial services center in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Ædifica is awarded two prizes at the Retail Deisgn Institute Awards
May 2018 - The 47th edition of the “Gala and fundraising international design awards” was held on May 23 in New York.
SSENSE : A Masterpiece Of Retail Craftsmanship
April 2018 - Ædifica extends a David Chipperfield masterpiece in a retail craftsmanship for the new SSENSE concept space in Montreal
Shop!Awards 2018 : Ædifica team stand out
March 2018 - The Ædifica team was honored with two awards. First, the Gosselin Photo Store in Brossard with the Gold award in Hardline Specialty Store 3,001-7,500 sq.ft. and second, the Jordan Store in Toronto with the Silver award in Softline Specialty Store 7,5
Grands prix du design : Ædifica team honored
February 2018 - On Tuesday, February 13th, Ædifica was awarded at the 11th edition of the Grands Prix du Design, winning first prize in the « Prix espace commercial de plus de 5 400 pi2 » category for the Jordan Store in Toronto.
Mélanie Pitre appointed as Member of Sites-Water Technical Advisory Group
February 2018 - In February 2018, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) appointed Mélanie Pitre, Director of Sustainable Development at Ædifica, as an Expert Member of the Sites-Water Technical Advisory Group.
A recreational wellness resort to emerge in Bromont
November 2017 - A unique concept will emerge in the spring of 2019 in Bromont: ISLO, a state-of-the-art recreational and wellness resort.
Ædifica welcomes Michel Lauzon
October 2017 - Ædifica is pleased to welcome Michel Lauzon as Senior Partner and Vice President, Design & Strategy.
Ædifica is taking part in the exhibition, De Ville-Marie à Demain
September 2017 - Ædifica is taking part in the Place des Arts exhibition, De Ville-Marie à Demain (From Ville-Marie to Tomorrow) that runs from September 7 to 12.
A whole new image of the Val-Martin neighbourhood unveiled
August 2017 - A whole new image of the Val-Martin neighbourhood was unveiled at a press conference on August 25. Demolition of 130 houses begins in mid-September along with the restoration of existing buildings.
Ædifica joined the Quebec initiative for sustainable building materials
June 2017 - By publicly lending its support to the initiative, Ædifica hopes to encourage local manufacturers to keep pace with the International Transparency Movement.
ÆDIFICA WELCOMES NEW VP OF ENGINEERING
May 2017 - In line with its vision for transdisciplinary team-building, Ædifica is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-François Pelletier to the position of Vice-President of Engineering. Mr. Pelletier will lead a team of 20 engineers based in Montreal,
ÆDIFICA WINS THREE INTERNATIONAL STORE DESIGN AWARDS
May 2017 - The 46th edition of the " International Store Design Awards " was held on May 24th in New York. The Ædifica team was honored with three awards: one for the Bon Look Store in Pointe-Claire in the Specialty fashion category, one for the Desjardins ...
AEDIFICA’S ERIN HALPIN A TOP 40 UNDER 40 HONOREE FOR 2017
April 2017 - Earlier in May, Design:Retail Magazine unveiled the names of the 2017 40 Under 40 award recipients. We are proud to announce one of our own made the list of top up and coming talents to watch: Architect and Retail Project Manager, Erin Halpin.
EMBA MCGILL-HEC MONTRÉAL: two Ædifica associates among the 2017 grads
March 2017 - Ædifica is pleased to congratulate two of its associate partners, Suzanne Brouillard, Chief Financial Officer, and Kim Zakaïb, Vice-President, Retail, on their successful completion of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA.
Ædifica wins 2 prizes at Shop! Design Awards!
March 2017 - The 46th edition of the "Shop! Design Awards" was held on March 29th in Las Vegas. The Ædifica team was honored with two awards: a Gold award for the Birks Yorkdale project and a Silver award for the Desjardins Mobile Branch.
Inauguration of the Espace Françoise Sullivan, Espace Danse du Wilder
February 2017 - The Espace Danse du Wilder dance space opened its doors to the public in February. The firms Ædifica and Lapointe Magne, Architectes, the project’s lead, were invited to attend the first public performance at the Espace Françoise Sullivan. Choreograp
Lenin Cruz appointed Director of International Development
January 2017 - Lenin Cruz has been appointed to the position of Director of International Development. The appointment is in line with Ædifica’s vision for international development.
Ædifica welcomes Christine Landry, Manager, Talent and Culture
December 2016 - Christine Landry joined Ædifica in December 2016. Her main role is finding and recruiting the best talent on the market to fill the various in-house positions and boost team performance, and to support the professional development of our employees.
Panel on CBDCa-Québec – Event's review
November 2016 - The Canadian Green Building Council - Quebec (CaGBC) panel in November presented LEED, HQE and WELL certifications. Maude Pintal, Sustainability Project Manager at Ædifica, took part in the discussions to highlight the standards contained in WELL.
Ædifica named finalist in STM's métro car project
October 2016 - The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) unveiled it’s seven MR-63 Project finalists. Ædifica is pleased to announce that its audacious idea — recycling first-generation metro cars into key components of a unique, multifunctional building complex —
Ædifica’s Transformation of the Carrefour de l'Estrie
July 2016 - Ædifica to spearhead a major transformation of the Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping plaza in Sherbrooke, including a new entrance and renovated interiors for retail and restaurants.
Ædifica at Circuit Index-Design
July 2016 - Ædifica is participating in Circuit Index-Design again this year. The firm’s design studio director Stéphane Bernier will give a talk on the new BonLook concept boutique as part of a roundtable on commercial design.
The SAB Canadian Green Building Awards goes to the Group Dynamite Atrium
June 2016 - Each year the SAB Canadian Green Building Awards are given out to Canada's best green buildings. The Groupe Dynamite Atrium is 2016’s big winner for Quebec!
Guy Favreau named RAIC Fellow
June 2016 - Guy Favreau was named 2016 Fellow by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in June in Nanaimo, British Columbia — a prestigious distinction for our sustainable development pioneer.
Ædifica on four wheels
June 2016 - Desjardins launched its first Mobile Branch: essentially, a bus that offers all the financial services one would usually find at a Desjardins caisse. The innovative, one-of-a-kind concept was designed by Ædifica in partnership with Loki Box Design.
Ædifica redesigns of the facade of Complexe Desjardins
May 2016 - Ædifica will work on a major facelift of Complexe Desjardins with the property’s managers. The project involves the outdoor patio area on Sainte-Catherine street and the Jeanne-Mance street lobby leading to the food court.
A virtual realtity look inside Ædifica's MÉTRO project
April 2016 - Minutes after the opening of the MONTRÉAL DU FUTUR exhibition at Complexe Desjardins, the curious flocked to the Ædifica kiosk, where they were treated to VR goggles and a 3-D look at plans for MÉTRO, a ground-breaking new venture in architecture.
Ædifica wins two International Store Design Awards
March 2016 - Ædifica was awarded two top prizes at the Retail Design Institute’s 45th annual International Store Design Awards on Saturday, March 12, winning first prize in the Financial Services category for the Desjardins Marché Central service centre and first
Ædifica welcomes Mélanie Pitre as Director, Sustainable Design
January 2016 - The firm is pleased to announce the arrival of Mélanie Pitre, a construction engineer specializing in sustainable design, as Director, Sustainable Design, in the Architecture group.
Benefit Gala of the Emergency and Development Architects
December 2015 - Ædifica was the main partner of the 2015 Emergency and Development Architects (EDA) benefit gala, held on December 2, 2015.
Guy Favreau, panellist at the first edition of the Architecture saine et durable symposium
November 2015 - At the first edition of Architecture saine et durable (a symposium on healthy and sustainable architecture), Guy Favreau, Architect and Vice-President - Sustainable Design at Ædifica, will be one of five experts on a healthy architecture panel.
Montréal Planetarium on the cover of SABmag magazine
November 2015 - The Fall 2015 edition of SABmag (Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine) featured a cover article about the Montréal Planetarium project completed by the architect consortium of Ædifica and Cardin Ramirez Julien.
Desjardins 360d rewarded for its concept design
November 2015 - The Desjardins 360d concept ranked 3rd in the world in the Innovation category during the EFMA contest that rewards boldness in the banking industry.
Ædifica will have people talking in Dubai and Doha in the Middle East
November 2015 - Michel Languedoc will head to the Middle East—more specifically to Doha, Qatar and Dubai, United Arab Emirates—to give a conference as part of the Designing Inspiring and Sustainable Wood-based Buildings and Interiors event.
First wave of HQE certifications in Québec: Maude Pintal among the 7 “Référents”
November 2015 - The first exam sessions were recently held in Québec for HQE™ Certification Référent candidates. Maude Pintal, Sustainable Development Project Manager at the firm, is among the first 7 people in Québec to be certified.
PMI-Montréal interview with Michel Dubuc
October 2015 - Managing a project in a developing country comes with its fair share of challenges and learning opportunities. PMI-Montréal interviewed Michel Dubuc in the past month to discuss his experiences.
Michel Dubuc speaks at PMI-Montréal symposium about his experience in Haiti
October 2015 - The sixth edition of the project management symposium organized by PMI-Montréal was held on October 6 and 7 under the theme “Project Management at the Core of Quebec Development.” Michel Dubuc gave a talk titled "What I learned in Haiti".
Ædifica, partner in the Bâtir son quartier travelling exhibit
October 2015 - Enjoying a long-standing collaboration with the social economy enterprise "Bâtir son quartier", Ædifica signed on as a Bronze partner in the organization’s travelling exhibit dubbed "10 000 logements, 10 000 foyers de changements!"
Gina Iaquinta, panellist at the 2015 Canadian Real Estate Forum
October 2015 - At the 2015 edition of the Canadian Real Estate Forum, Gina Iaquinta, Vice-President Business Development Corporate Interiors at Ædifica, will join a panel of experts specialized in innovative real estate practices.
Ædifica and Kingsmen organize a “Go go speak Montréal”
October 2015 - Inspired by its “Asia a go-go” tour from last May, Ædifica wanted to give its retail partners a taste of the exciting experience in commercial design offered by Shanghai and Seoul. The exclusive event was called "go go speak Montréal".
Ædifica contributes to a publication on sustainable building certifications
September 2015 - The inaugural edition of État des lieux des certifications en bâtiment durable au Canada - Québec is a first in this country. Ædifica contributed to the publication as an expert, alongside other major players in sustainable development.
Kent Nagano showers praise upon the acoustics of the Maison symphonique
September 2015 - In an interview with La Presse, Kent Nagano explained how the hall inaugurated in 2011 had a profound impact on his orchestra. According to Nagano, the Maison symphonique allowed the OSM to become fully aware of its idendity.
The StrÆmliners come in fifth at the Red Bull soapbox race
September 2015 - Thanks to the team's remarkable energy, the StrÆmliners came in fifth at the Red Bull soapbox race on September 6, with an astounding time of 28.26 seconds at the finish line!
An Ædifica food truck at the Circuit Index-Design
September 2015 - On September 16 and 17, Ædifica participated in the second edition of the Circuit Index-Design Montréal. The event was a great opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the young professionals and design enthusiasts in attendance!
Grand opening of the new Lolë boutique on Sainte-Catherine West
September 2015 - On September 19, Lolë inaugurated its new location in downtown Montréal. Designed by Ædifica, this impressive 2,500-square-foot boutique space is a definite eye catcher!
Inauguration of Complexe JC Perreault in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
August 2015 - On Saturday, August 29 during the partners' show, Complexe JC Perreault, the sports, scientific and educational complex in Montcalm, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, was inaugurated. It's the first large-scale arena project in Ædifica's portfolio.
Darrell Case named Engineer of the Year
May 2015 - Darrell Case, President of Ædifica Case Engineering, Ædifica's US subsidiary, was named Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Professional Engineers – St. Louis Chapter.
Visit the Wilder Building... Virtually
March 2015 - On March 7, Le Devoir printed a special issue on Espace danse. In an interview, the lead designer for this project discussed the project highlights and briefly explained the design decisions that led to the project's current form.
Coopérative Station No. 1 featured on
February 2015 - Guy Favreau, Architect at Ædifica, appeared on Canal Savoir television show "Archi Branchés" to present Coopérative Station No. 1, one of the latest cooperative housing projects to be developed on the island of Montréal.
Groupe Dynamite Atrium: an award-winning common space
February 2015 - It was at the 8thedition of the Grands prix du Design, that Groupe Dynamite's Atrium project won an award in the "Common area" category. This honour joins the Cecobois Award of Excellence earned by the same project in September 2014.
Radio-Canada visits the construction site of Jacmel Hospital in Haiti
January 2015 - Céline Galipeau of ICI Radio-Canada visited Haiti five years after the devastating earthquake. She met up with Lenin Cruz, our head of mission in Haiti in order to visit the construction site of Jacmel Hospital.
Ædifica at the RDV Design conference
November 2014 - The 2014 RDV Design took place on November 12 at Montréal's Usine C. Serving as local speaker, Stéphane Bernier, Director, Retail Design at Ædifica, joined the panel of international and Montréal specialists in attendance.
A Cecobois Award of Excellence for the Groupe Dynamite Atrium
September 2014 - This project of Ædifica's was honoured at the fourth edition of the Cecobois Awards of Excellence. Specifically, the Groupe Dynamite's Atrium won an award in the "Commercial project under 1,000 m2" category.
Opening of Desjardins 360d
September 2014 - On September 30, 2014, Desjardins Group announced the opening of its all-new client service centre geared toward students and young workers: 360d. A concept created by Ædifica and the only one of its kind in North America.
Les Affaires shines the spotlight on the Sanofi project
May 2014 - On May 17, the opening up of the Sanofi workspaces was highlighted in an article in Les Affaires magazine. The Canadian branch of Sanofi, a world leader in health care, commissioned Ædifica for the interior design of the new head office.
Final touch on the Maison symphonique
May 2014 - The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was inaugurated on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. This step was the culmination of the monumental Maison symphonique project!
Two Grands prix du Design awards for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
January 2014 - On January 29, 2014, the architect consortium composed of Ædifica and Cardin Ramirez Julien won two awards for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium project in the "Grands Prix du Design" competition.
Westmount Starbucks honoured in the Store of the Year contest
January 2014 - Designed by Ædifica in collaboration with the Starbucks Canada design team, the Starbucks located on Green Avenue in Westmount received honourable mention in the Casual Dining category at the 2014 edition of the Store of the Year contest .
The 100th Starbucks in Quebec
December 2013 - On December 4, 2013, Starbucks Coffee Canada celebrated an important milestone: the grand opening of its 100th café in Quebec. Ædifica was extremely proud to team up with the famous brand's design team to develop this unique space.
Aldo Group featured in a Les Affaires special edition on design
September 2013 - Les Affaires magazine recently published a special edition on design. In it, an article showcased offices that are as esthetically pleasing as they are practical. The Aldo Group head office, realized by Ædifica, was one of them.
A new green award from SABMag for Station No.1
July 2013 - Station No.1 housing coop was awarded one of the eight prestigious award to sustainably-designed buildings, including residential and commercial buildings from acroiss the country.
Inauguration of 2-22
February 2012 - On February 6 came the long-anticipated inauguration of the 2-22, the new flagship building of the Quartier des Spectacles designed by Aedifica and Gilles Huot Architectes.
Barneys New York - Coop Brooklyn
February 2012 - Ædifica has been honoured in New York at the prestigious Retail Store of the Year competition for the design of the Barneys New York co-op store in Brooklyn.
SnackBox, ''Store of the Year'' 2011
December 2011 - The Snackbox has recently been awarded STORE OF THE YEAR 2011 by the prestigious Retail Design Institute.
SAQ Signature concept honored by the Retail Design Institute
January 2011 - Ædifica received the 1st place award in the Specialty Store, 3,001 to 5,000 sq.ft. category for the SAQ Signature store it co-designed with Sid Lee and the SAQ.
Ædifica Sud : support the process of rebuilding Haiti
September 2010 - ÆdificaSud was born from the desire to support the process of rebuilding Haiti by helping Haitian professionals in the field and allowing them to draw on the expertise and critical mass of Aedifica.
Laurentian Bank Career Station: a unique way of shopping for a job
January 2010 - In collaboration with the Laurentian Bank, Aedifica developped a unique recruitment centre, the Career Station located the most travelled station in Montréal’s subway network: Berri-UQAM.