Atelier 21

Green Architecture + Urban Design

CHRISTIAN BERNARD
Senior Associate Architect, project leader

Ordre des architectes du Québec

Christian Bernard has over 35 years or experience as a project manager. He benefits from an established reputation and outstanding expertise in Quebec following his successful participation in several major and complex projects such as the Parliament and National Assembly building rehabilitation, construction of the Casino and Resort Hotel Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, research Centre of the Hotel Dieu, National School of Public Administration (ENAP), Head Office of the Télé-Université du Québec (TÉLUQ) and rehabilitation of the Marie-Guyart building and Ferdinand-Vandry and Alphonse-Marie-Parent pavillons at Laval University. He also acted as project manager for the Palais Montcalm transformation, the rehabilitation of 800 Place d'Youville, which includes the layout of 21 floors and of public areas, the reconstruction of the envelope of 200 chemin Sainte-Foy and its interior layouts. In 2008, he led the expansion of the Casino de Charlevoix and Manoir Richelieu. His qualities as a project manager have also been recognized by l’École nationale de police du Québec in Nicolet (ENPQ). The quality of projects led by Christian Bernard was highlighted by dozens of prizes and awards including two awards for excellence in architecture of l'Ordre des architectes du Québec.

CARLO PEIROLO
Senior Associate Architect, lead designer and project leader

Ordre des architectes du Québec

Carlo Peirolo graduated from Laval University in 1987. His graduation project earned him a mention of excellence and he is considered among the top students in his class. Since 1990, he has designed numerous commercial and institutional projects for the most important clients of our firm including Desjardins, the governments of Quebec and Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Cara Operations, Familiprix, Couche-Tard and Sobeys. Supported by a team of experienced architects and technicians familiar with the quality requirements for commercial and institutional projects, he is committed to respect the constraints of cost and schedule for each mandate entrusted to him. Many of his projects have been crowned with awards and citations. Since 1989, he was named a finalist 16 times and was five times winner of a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission d’urbanisme de la Ville de Québec, which aims to recognize excellence in architecture in the Old Capital.

PATRICE LAROCHELLE
Senior Associate Architect, partner in charge and project leader

Ordre des architectes du Québec

Patrice LaRochelle, senior associate architect, has extensive experience as a project administrator. Over the years, he has developed strong listening and communication abilities. In the course of each project, he is responsible for allocating and managing staff, he oversees production teams in architecture and he ensures compliance of quality policies and timeframes. Besides these functions, Patrice LaRochelle specializes in negotiating, in drafting contract documents and in preventing disputes. Since 2004, when Atelier 21 was created, Patrice LaRochelle has acted as the boss architect for major projects including construction of the Quebec gaming hall, rehabilitation of interior spaces in the Marie-Guyart building and envelope renewal and layout of the Thaïs-Lacoste-Frémont Building for the SQI. Besides this function, Patrice LaRochelle has led the implementation of several institutional projects for the Government of Canada and several private corporations. Patrice LaRochelle has always diligently managed the execution of mandates of varied complexities and magnitudes.

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