• July 26, 2021

The “Sketching Stories” series highlights the thinking, approach and context behind Lemay’s projects. Designers lend themselves to the series by drawing out the key elements of their creative process. Each episode provides a glimpse into an idea materializing and taking shape, by sharing the first pencil strokes that gave birth to design concepts. Closely related to the architect’s craft, the sketch expresses the intention behind the final vision of a project.

Episode 1: Andrew King designs Place des Montréalaises

“What Place des Montréalaises really does, from an urban perspective, is create a physical link – it’s a bridge, it’s a passageway across a main artery.”

What will Place des Montréalaises look like? In Episode 1, Andrew King, Senior Associate, Head of Design, maps out the space that will link downtown to Old Montreal. How is it possible to create a symbolic place, that marries Montreal’s culture, at a highway’s crossroads?

Watch Episode 1: Place des Montréalaises.

Episode 2: The envelope of the Grand Théâtre de Québec as told by Eric Pelletier

“In this final act, we create a dialogue between architecture, theatre and modern heritage preservation.”

This episode of “Stories and Sketches” sees Eric Pelletier recount how the team behind the Grand Théâtre de Québec responded to the technical challenge of preserving this modern heritage icon, ultimately creating its final act. How can we create a coherent architectural dialogue between two eras?

Watch episode 2: The Grand Théâtre de Québec conservation project.