BGLA has been specializing for 45 years in the fields of architecture, heritage, and urban design, and now has three business offices in Montreal, Quebec City, and Sept-Îles, with a large team of more than 75 employees. BGLA has diversified experience on projects of all sizes, mainly in the institutional (teaching and health), cultural and community fields. BGLA's architectural approach is sensitive to the protection of the built environment and its historical and social context. Recognized for its interventions that are respectful to both the buildings and their constructive processes, BGLA is concerned with the valorization of the natural and cultural heritage of each place. The firm also favors the use of local materials like wood occupying a predominant place in most of its achievements, both in terms of structure and finishes.