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May 30th, 2022
Westmount Heritage Greenhouse
End of construction work

End of construction work and official opening in mid-June.

The project was carried out in partnership with HETA landscape architects, MRA electromechanical engineers and HBGC structural engineers.

General contractor: St-Denis Thompson inc.

May 16th, 2022
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve
End of construction work

End of the restoration of the structural masonry facades at the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve.

May 9th, 2022
L.-P. Gaucher Arena
Start of construction work

Start of construction at the L.-P. Gaucher Arena. Four 4-year renovation and restoration project of the art deco arena in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Architect: René Richer

May 1st, 2022
Casavant High School
Work in progress

Construction to be completed by September 2022.

The Casavant High School expansion project is the result of the recycling and major transformation of the Girouard wing of the former Saint-Hyacinthe Seminary.

The project was carried out in partnership with Boulianne Charpentier architectes.

March 16th, 2022
The Birch Forest
Competition submission

Submission of the Stage 1 proposal for the international architectural competition for the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

Project realized in partnership with Schwartz Silver Architects with the collaboration of Peter Krausz, Eric Beck Rubin and Lisa Rapoport.

October 26th, 2021
THE WALKING TREE
Winner competition

We are pleased to announce our success in the multidisciplinary architectural competition for the Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural space.

This institutional space serves the population of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montreal-North. “The team understood the vision expressed in the competition program and submitted a design that fulfilled its objectives and values, i.e., a project that is structure-enhancing, integrative, dynamic, inspiring and welcoming.” Design Montreal

Project realized in partnership with Coarchitecture as well as engineers and consultants ARUP, Martin Roy & associés, François Courville Paysage and Espace Mushagalusa.

February 25th, 2021
Restoration and expansion of Laval City Hall
Start of project

Influential modernist architecture resulting from an architectural competition, this project was inaugurated in 1964. The project was carried out by the firm Affleck Desbarats Lebensold and Sise, which became ARCOP in the following years. At home, Affleck de la Riva, two new generations of Affleck architects are working on the project.

 

February 15th, 2021
City of Westmount Heritage Greenhouses
Start of construction work

The project includes the replacement of the glass units, the restoration of its wood elements, the repair of the structure, as well as a new landscaping.

Project carried out with professionals from MRA in electromechanics, HBGC for structure and civil, and Heta for landscaping. General contractor SDT won the construction contract.

January 18th, 2021
Casavant High School in Saint-Hyacinthe
Project in submission

This major project, carried out with our partners Boulianne Charpentier, ensures the recycling of the Girouard Wing of the old seminary and several development works.
Structure by WSP and electromechanical by GBI.

December 17th, 2020
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Holiday break

Affleck de la Riva is taking its holiday break starting December 21 and we will be back on Monday January 4, 2021.
Wishing you time and space for reflection in the New Year!

November 2nd, 2020
Jean-Drapeau Park aquatic complex
Work in progress

Masonry restoration project at Jean-Drapeau Park. Specialized work to consolidate traditional breccia stone structures at the Aquatic Complex.

 

October 17th, 2020
Montreal Gazette – Lansdowne House
Publication

The Montreal Gazette daily publishes the article “The Glass House on a Hill” on the Lansdowne House, a project that draws on Westmount’s long tradition of exemplary modern architecture.

 

September 16th, 2020
Boma Quebec – Building Energy Challenge
Award

The Côte-Des-Neiges Intercultural Library is one of the winning buildings for the Building Energy Challenge (BEC) launched mainly by Boma Quebec. BEC is an innovative and friendly competition aimed at reducing the energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of buildings.

Obtaining this mention was made possible thanks to the great collaboration of the firms Affleck de la Riva, WSP and Axino who, from the beginning and until the end of the project, always maintained a high quality work.

September 1st, 2020
Levis Tower at Jean Drapeau Park
Work in progress

Masonry restoration project at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Specialized work to consolidate traditional breccia stone structures at the Tour de Lévis.

October 19th, 2019
2A Continental Architectural Award, Winner, Square des Frères-Charon
Award

The square des Frères-Charon won the CAA 2A Prize in the “urban projects” category. 2A CAA pays tribute to architecture and architects who have produced regular and outstanding contributions to their communities and the built environment using art and architecture.

October 18th, 2019
Interaction Forum of 2ACAA 2019
Conference presented by Richard de la Riva

Richard gave a lecture entitled “The City Hall : Designing Democracy” during the Interaction Forum of 2ACAA 2019 organized by the 2A Magazine and presented at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain).

June 29th, 2019
2A Continental Architectural Awards, Finalist, Rigaud City Hall
Award

The Rigaud Town Hall is a finalist for the CAA 2A Awards in the “public projects” category. 2A CAA honors architecture and architects who have made regular and remarkable contributions to their communities and the built environment using art and architecture.

June 29th, 2019
2A Continental Architectural Awards, Finalist, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall
Award

The town hall of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan is a finalist for the CAA 2A Awards in the “public projects” category. 2A CAA honors architecture and architects who have made regular and remarkable contributions to their communities and the built environment using art and architecture.

June 3rd, 2019
MTL+
Permanent exhibition at the Biosphere

The Biosphère, Museum of the Environment invited design-architecture firms to share their visions to reuse major infrastructures. Together, they have dreamed up an attractive and vibrant metropolis. Each project is a plus for society and a plus for the environment. Affleck de la Riva presents “The park of meta-consciousness.”

Come see the proposed solutions that will inspire you!

May 29th, 2019
Montreal of the future
Architectural and Urban Development Exhibition

Our urban design project in UQAM’s Place Pasteur sector has been chosen by the City of Montreal to be part of this unique event. It will highlight buildings and infrastructure projects (commercial, residential, mixed use, institutional, governmental) that will change the face of Montreal in the years to come.

The 7th edition of the exhibition opened to the public at 1250 René Lévesque Blvd. from May 29 to June 4, 2019.

May 4th, 2019
North American Copper in Architecture Awards 2019
Distinction

The project to convert and expand the former Convent of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan into a city hall was awarded the North American Copper in Architecture Award in the restoration category.

Congratulations to all the team and artisans!

April 5th, 2019
Finalist, OAQ Awards of Excellence in Architecture 2019
Distinction

The new Rigaud City Hall has been named as a finalist in the “Public Institutional Buildings” category of the Ordre of Architects of Quebec (OAQ) 2019 Awards of Excellence.

Congratulations to the whole team!

April 1st, 2019
Community Center and Intercultural Library of Côte-des-Neiges
Work in progress

The mobilisation of the construction site for the complete restoration of the exterior envelope has begun. The scope of work includes decontamination, insolation and new fenestration.

March 15th, 2019
Rendez-vous Maestria : Where built heritage and architecture go together
Conference presented by Richard de la Riva

Richard gave a lecture entitled “The Heritage estate of La Visitation, a project of continuous restoration told through the eyes of history” during this event organized by the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec (CMAQ) and presented at the Bonsecours Market, in Old Montreal.

December 5th, 2018
Restoration of the old Saint-Hyacinthe Public Market
Work Completed

The copper turret is revealed under the snow of November!!

November 9th, 2018
Restauration Prize of Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec
Distinction

The church of  La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie was awarded the 2018 restauration prize by the Conseil du patrimoine Religieux du Québec.

Congratulation to the whole team who contributed to the project and demonstrated impressive craftsmanship, skill and patience.

August 14th, 2018
Marché Public de Saint-Hyacinthe
Work in progress

The second and third phases of the restoration of the Saint-Hyacinthe public market are underway. The works involves the replacement of the exterior brick layer, the restoration of the tinsmith of the roof, the consolidation of the lumber structure, and the integration of exterior lighting. Completed earlier this year, the first phase involved important foundation works, the interior planning of the basement and important electric and mechanical installations.

Contractor : Phase 1 Rainville et frères | Phase 2 and 3 St-Denis Thompson

July 12th, 2018
Le Saint-Régis – Masonry Restoration
Work Completed

The first phase of the Saint-Régis masonry restoration is almost complete. The work includes the restoration of the masonry of the Nova Scotia Wallace sandstone facade and the refurbishment of the tinsmith on the roof cornices. Affleck de la Riva coordinated the work and took in charge the documentation to obtain important subsidies for the client.

Masonry : Atwill-Morin

Tinsmith : Saint-Léonard

May 22nd, 2018
Church of La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie
Work in progress

Completed in 1751, the church of La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie is one of the oldest churches of Montreal. Affleck de la Riva architects is coordinating the restoration of the interior finishes – an impressive demonstration of craftsmanship, skill and patience.

Painting and Gilding : André Domon Inc.

Expertises : Centre de Conservation du Québec

Read full article

February 21st, 2018
Affleck de la Riva is Shortlisted for the St-Joseph Oratory Architecture Competition
Competition

Affleck de la Riva ranks amongst the four finalists for the architecture competition launched by the St-Joseph Oratory. The project includes the design of the inner dome of the basilica and the interiors of the museum.

 

Link to press release

November 30th, 2017
Official Inauguration of Rigaud’s New Town Hall
Inauguration

The modest building, located in the heart of Rigaud’s downtown at 106 Saint-Viateur St., is Rigaud’s first purpose-built town hall. It is a sleek and modern rectangle, with a row of white columns supporting the section of the building where council meetings are held.

Article in the Montreal Gazette

October 31st, 2017
Fort Chambly
Work Completed

Lighting design the Fort Chambly National Historic Site was completed in October 2017.

Lighting design consultant : CS Design

Electrical engineering : DND inc.

General contractor : Groupe SIP

July 14th, 2017
Où s’en ira Molson?
Publication

Fifteen years ago, Molson had hired Affleck de la Riva to prepare a scenario of restauration and conservation of its urban ensemble. The office had drawn a masterplan that is still very topical in 2017.

Link to article

April 2nd, 2017
North American Copper in Architecture Awards – 10e anniversary
Distinction

The restoration of Montreal City Hall project is honored amongst the top 10 NACIA award winners from the last decade.

March 21st, 2017
Affleck de la Riva Shortlisted for the St-Sulpice Library Architecture Competition
Competition

Affleck de la Riva + Henri Cleinge architecte are selected amongst the four finalists for the Bibliothèque St-Sulpice architecture competition. The other finalists are Chevalier Morales + Boudreau Fortin Huot, Hanganu + EVOQ architectes and in situ atelir d’architecture + DMA Architectes.

September 28th, 2016
Canadian Architect : Brossard City Hall
Publication

Canadian Architect publishes an article on Brossard City Hall, an undergoing restauration project that entertains an interesting lesson on cultural acceleration and the place of history in architecture.

June 16th, 2016
Canadian Architect : Cabot Square
Publication

Retrospective on the revitalization of Cabot Square; an iconic public space of Montreal’s city center. The project ensures the maintenance of an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient urban environment.

November 17th, 2015
Mardis Verts | Projet Quartier 21 – Peter McGill by Affleck de la Riva architectes
Conference

For the upcoming Mardi Vert, Gavin Affleck will present the project Quartier 21 – Peter McGill that includes the adaptive reuse of the Victoria School and the refurbishment of its city block. The project combines sustainable development and heritage restauration and was award many distinctions including the LEED silver certification.

Link to the online video

June 19th, 2014
Montreal Architecture Marathon
Conference

As part of the Award of Excellence in 2013 architecture, the Order of Architects is organizing a marathon architecture to showcase the winning projects. Richard de la Riva will present the project of the City Hall of Montreal, winner in the category Conservation and restoration.

The event will be held in the Great Library of Montreal on June 19 at 18pm.

Montreal Architecture Marathon website

June 4th, 2014
CBDCa National Conference
Conference

During the National Conference and Expo 2014 Green Building Council of Canada, which will have as theme “Building a sustainable change,” Gavin Affleck will lecture on urban sustainable development project Quartier 21 Peter McGill. The program this year will include new data relating to the analysis of profitability and performance green buildings, and on the expanded value proposition of green building.

CBDCa website

May 29th, 2014
Gavin Affleck is named RAIC Fellow
Distinction

Every year, the RAIC College of Fellows officially recognizes members who have contributed to the profession. Gavin Affleck received the title of RAIC Fellow at the ceremony that took place during the Winnipeg Architecture Festival on may 29th 2014.

February 24th, 2014
Accreditation of the University of Sciences and Technologies School of Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana
Implication

Richard de la Riva was member of the committee of the Commonwealth Association of Architects who was named to certify the undergraduate and graduate programs of the University of Sciences and Technologies School of Architecture in Kwame Nkrumah (KNUST).

November 16th, 2013
Montreal City Hall wins the 2013 OAQ Prix d’excellence
Distinction

The Montreal City Hall restauration is winner in the restoration and conservation category for the 2013 OAQ prize of excellence. The jury acclaims the project for the attention given to details, the technical challenge and the collaborative work between architects and craftsmen.