Pomerleau Office

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Industrial Buildings
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
CompanyLemay
Lead ArchitectEric Pelletier
Design TeamGabriel Tessier, design architect Sarah Perron-Desrochers, design architect Hélène Couturier, designer Olivier Boilard, technical designer Jean-François Doyon, landscape architect Vincent Varin-Lacasse, landscape architect
ClientPomerleau

Located near an existing natural
environment, the building is configured to
frame views of a forest; minimize the nearby
highway; and establish a central core that
promotes connection among the building’s
users.
A first, elongated wing on two levels hosts
workspaces within a regularly spaced steel
structure. Closed offices are centrally
located, with open-area workstations lining
the periphery, allowing for maximum
penetration of natural light and stunning
forest views.
A second wing is an impressive and
sculptural volume, whose second level
cantilevers over the floor below, creating a
sheltered main entrance. The architectural
gesture ends in a blank façade, highlighted
by large windows on each side. The indoor
volume is generous, featuring an elegant
wooden roof structure and floor-to- ceiling
windows.
The third wing is a one-story projection
with a green roof. It accommodates meeting
rooms and a dining room, forming an intimate
courtyard away from the highway, with a
strong connection to the forest. Indoors,
common areas are positioned strategically
throughout, with attractive, fully glazed
meeting rooms for gathering and sharing
ideas, and coffee stations for informal
meetings and socializing. This fosters a
synergy in line with Pomerleau’s
collaborative core values.