Lemay and Groupe Mach
Architecture, Branding and graphic design, Sustainability, Strategy, Interiors, Structural engineering
6 AwARDs and certifications
Lemay's Montreal office hosts some 350 professionals and is an experimental laboratory for innovations in sustainability and workplace design.
It was already a socially and environmentally responsible gesture to plant itself at the heart of Montreal’s South-West borough, an up-and-coming neighbourhood also home to the firm’s own humble beginnings. But instead of designing a new building, Lemay chose to transform a neglected 1950s-era warehouse into offices for its growing transdisciplinary team. It seized the opportunity to design a unique work environment for testing out new concepts and approaches in support of the design excellence and sustainable development leadership Lemay offers its clients.
Greenery permeates the indoor space year-round: a living green wall, climbing plant modules and a green room improve indoor air quality and balance humidity, while promoting a vital natural connection and fostering well-being. All office areas have access to daylight and views, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
The Phenix boasts a rare (maximum) 3-star Fitwel rating and is aiming for LEED-Platinum certification as well as Zero Carbon Building Standard – Performance and Living Building Challenge – Petal Certification.