Founded by Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki in 1997, Atelier TAG is based in Montreal. Since its inception, the studio has sought to create meaningful spaces by reinterpreting the civic function of architecture through the careful study of the sociocultural contexts within which a given program operates. TAG’s growing body of work has allowed it to develop a design methodology focused on building technique and materiality. The work of the studio is a quest for simplicity, where the built space, through the calculated play of light and materiality, embodies the physical, the cultural and the poetics of architecture.
The office’s output is consistently rewarded for its design excellence, including four Governor General’s medals, the prestigious Prix de Rome in architecture by the Canada Council for the Arts and the 2012 Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York. The recently completed Donalda-Charron Library, Gilles-Vigneault performance hall, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace and Raymond-Lévesque Public Library have received many awards, highlighting the exceptional quality of the work.