It was in 1955 that six architects with strong personalities and diverse backgrounds decided to found Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Michaud & Sise. For more than 30 years, starting in the 1970s, the firm would later take the name Arcop, an acronym for Architects in Co-Partnership. Throughout its history, the firm has had a great influence on Quebec and Canadian architecture.
Since 2014, six architectural studios have joined forces, their expertise, and their complementarity to form a single pan-Canadian entity: Architecture49. This entity combines the experience and reputation of Arcop, AE Consultants, North 46, PBK, Smith Carter, and WHW Architects.
With a staff of 40 architects and technologists, the Montreal office of Architecture49 is distinguished by its long practice in the management of large and small scale projects and in the resolution of complex programs, particularly in the rehabilitation of heritage buildings. Its architects are recognized for their ability to promote architectural expression based on a language that is both innovative and timeless.
The firm also has a significant number of new constructions to its credit and, as a generalist, is active in several sectors: public and cultural buildings, heritage buildings, businesses, hotels, and convention centers, sports facilities, etc. and offers services in architecture, urban design, and interior design.
LOCATION: Montreal, Canada
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