OAQ Offices

OAQ Offices

Architect
L. McComber ltée
Location
Montreal, QC, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Raphaël Thibodeau

OAQ Offices

L. McComber ltée as Architects

The Ordre des architectes du Québec is reorganizing its offices to better reflect the new structure of the organization.

 

As a result of an architectural competition launched in 2013, the organization of the offices of the Ordre des architectes du Québec no longer met its growing and constantly evolving needs. To address this situation, the Board of Directors called upon the expertise of L. McComber with three objectives: revisiting the reception area, optimizing and reorganizing the work areas and improving the acoustics of the building.


The custom-designed furniture, made by local craftsmen, cleverly combines steel, felt and wood. Its modular design allows it to be arranged according to the specific needs of each team by adding a total of fifteen additional workstations on the floor. The use of felt privacy screens and large cotton curtains reduces reverberation in open areas. At the entrance, the sinuous and inviting geometry of the large reception counter provides an active waiting area for visitors. The boardroom is enlarged and soundproofed with a long glass wall flanked by climbing plants. Its very large solid walnut table can accommodate about 20 people. The design picks up with character the original palette signed Intégral Jean-Beaudoin. The new geometry with rounded shapes contrasts with the clean lines of the original layout. The Ordre des architectes du Québec can be proud to have participated in one of its great missions: quality in architecture!

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