our team

We have been working as architects, scenographers and technical experts for more than 40 years. Our team of creative talent contributes, on a daily basis, to the transdisciplinary development and recognition of architectural excellence.

Together, we strive to create, build and enhance your ambitions.

associate architects

jonathan bisson
jbisson@circum.archi

julie dubé
jdube@circum.archi

caroline lajoie
clajoie@circum.archi

claude r. bisson
crbisson@circum.archi

talents

maryse béland
m.arch., dcs int. des.

marie-frédérick lavoie-tremblay
architectural technician

laura bouchard
management assistant

matthias coquereau
architectural technician

jacques dion
senior architectural technician

geneviève gagnon
architect
technical expertise director

marie-michelle gauthier
architectural technician

patrick gosselin
senior architectural technician

loïc lefebvre
designer – assistant project manager
brand manager

katell meuric
architect

frédérique murphy
assistant project manager
engineer

frédéric paquet
m.arch.

evans zuniga
senior architectural technician

our approach

We work together to create spaces that convey meaning and living environments that inspire. We advocate creative synergy built on attentiveness and the creation of values. Together, we build your heritage and create your legacy for the collective well-bring. Together, we share and creative distinctive experiences. For us, every project is unique and every detail is your own.

Together, we are united by a common goal.

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our services

The strength and specificity of our team lies in the wide range of professional architectural, scenographic and expertise services we offer. We mobilize all the resources that are crucial to the success of a project’s strategic objectives in order to reinforce your identity. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual customer and adapted to each individual project.

Together, we carry out projects that enable us all to prosper.

architecture

  • Feasibility studies
  • Planning
  • Conceptual development
  • Presentation model and illustration

  • Construction plan and specifications
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Upgrading to standards
  • Universal accessibility
  • Budget estimates
  • Permit applications

  • Tender management
  • Bid analysis
  • Contract management
  • Works supervision
  • Assistance during commissioning
  • Post-construction follow-up

  • Project management
  • Value analysis
  • Assistance in LEED and WELL certifications
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scenography

  • Collections development
  • Enhancement of archeological heritage
  • Enhancement of built and natural heritage
  • Upgrading to museum standards
  • Preventive conservation space planning
  • Heritage monitoring, inspection and protection

  • Museum experience design
  • Museum exhibit design
  • Research and selection of content
  • Scenario and text writing
  • Selection of works and artefacts

  • Exhibition scenography and furniture design
  • Design of visitor paths, experiences and exhibitions
  • Graphic design

  • Construction and manufacturing plans and specifications
  • Universal accessibility
  • Budget estimates
  • Tender management
  • Bid analysis
  • Contract management
  • Works supervision
  • Assembly coordination

  • Project management
  • Integration of scenographic equipment within the architecture
  • Multimedia production
  • Lighting design
  • Sound design
  • Circulation of exhibitions
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technical and technical-legal expertise

  • Technical consulting
  • Building code consulting
  • Technical analysis of plans and specifications
  • Regulatory analysis of plans and specifications
  • Preparation of requests for alternative measures
  • Preparation of requests for equivalent measures
  • Technical auditing
  • Façade inspection
  • Development of maintenance programs

  • Analysis of the validity of claims
  • Analysis of technical documentation, reports and references
  • Investigation into the cause of loss or damage and exploratory pathways
  • Preparation of technical opinions
  • Preparation of expert reports
  • Technical support in a legal process
  • Participation in meetings between experts
  • Participation in the development of reasonable corrective measures
  • Participation in settlement negotiations
  • Court testimony as an expert witness
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awards and recognition

2021

Grand Marché de Québec
Mérites d’architecture de la Ville de Québec Awards. Winner in the “Municipal building – Renovation and/or expansion” category
Prix d’excellence Cecobois Awards. Finalist in the “Interior design” category
Space Wizards Awards. Winner in the “Commercial complex” category, Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC, China)

2020

Grand Marché de Québec
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Winner in the “Heritage enhancement (repurposing)” category
Grands Prix du design Awards. Winner in the “Valorization of wood in interior design” category
Grands Prix du design Awards. Winner in the “Commercial spaces over 5,400 ft2” category
MIPIM Awards. Finalist in the “Best refurbished building” category

2018

L’Envol, Résidences Chartwell (retirement home), Cap-Rouge
Canadian Property Awards. Winner in the “Residential building project” category

CERFO-CIMMI pavilion, Cégep Ste-Foy
Prix CECOBOIS Awards. Finalist
Mérite d’architecture de la Ville de Québec Awards. Finalist

2017

Canadian National Vimy Memorial visitor education centre (France)
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Finalist in the “Cultural buildings” category

Domaine Forget student residences (student residences and functional dormitories)
AAPPQ. Coup de cœur award
Prix CECOBOIS Awards. Winner in the “Multi-residential” category and finalist in the “Exterior cladding” category

Monastère des Augustines Museum, Permanent exhibition
Canadian Interiors’ Best of Canada Awards. Winner in the “Permanent exhibition” category

2016

École de la Grande-Hermine elementary school
Canadian Green Building Council’s Durabilys Awards. Honorable mention as a “Pioneer project in sustainable development”

Pelletier, Quebec City branch
Mérites architecture de la Ville de Québec Awards. Winner in the “Commercial building and signage” category

Toitures 4 Saisons head office, Quebec City
Grands Prix du design du Québec Awards. Winner in the “Office, under 5,000 ft2” category

2015

Domaine Forget student residences (student residences and functional dormitories)
Grands Prix du design du Québec Awards. Winner in the “Hostels, Motels and B&B” category

Monastère des Augustines Museum, Permanent exhibition
Grands Prix du design du Québec Awards. Winner in the “Permanent exhibition” category
Grand Prix award from the Société des Musées Québécois.
Québec Religious Heritage Council Award of Excellence. Winner in the “Reuse” category

Laure-Conan library, La Malbaie
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Finalist in the “Institutional building” category

2014

Musée de la civilisation de Québec, Masters of Olympus exhibition
Grands Prix du design du Québec Awards. Winner in the “Exhibition” category

2013

Laure-Conan library, La Malbaie
Prix Architecture de bibliothèques et de centres d’archives du Québec award. Winner

2012

Centre spécialisé de technologie physique du Québec
Association Québécoise de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie’s Energia Awards. Winner in the “New building” category

2011

Centre spécialisé de technologie physique du Québec
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. People’s Choice Award 
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Youth Vision Award
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Finalist in the “Institutional building, $5M and over” category

2009

Hotel Pur
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence. Finalist in the “Interior design” category
Prix intérieurs FERDIE Awards. Finalist in the “Hotels and recreational spaces” category

École de la Grande-Hermine elementary school
Ordre des architectes du Québec Awards of Excellence.
Youth Vision Award and finalist in the “Institutional building, $5M and over” category

2008

Hotel Pur
Mérite d’architecture de la Ville de Québec Awards. Winner in the “Renovation and signage” category

École de la Grande-Hermine elementary school
Mérite d’architecture de la Ville de Québec Awards. Finalist in the “Public and institutional buildings” category, 2008

1995

Godbout Rowboat Shop, Île d’Orléans, Quebec
Architecture award from the Canadian Wood Council

1992

Inukjuak Arena, Far North
Architecture award from the Canadian Wood Council

1990

Forillon Interpretation Centre, Parc de la Gaspésie
Architecture award from the Canadian Wood Council

1987

Félix Leclerc Library, Val Bélair, Quebec
Ordre des Architectes du Québec Award of Excellence