A deeply engaged leader of innovative and city-sculpting designs, his life’s work has helped communities and cities connect in ambitious new ways.

With over two and half decades of experience as an architect, Jean-François Arcand has spent years guiding the development of major infrastructure that has changed the face of cities and how people interact with them. Designing for resilience and sustainability to benefit communities, he is constantly pushing forward, seeking out innovative ways to enhance the world on personally and professionally impactful levels.

Using his unique expertise, specialized market intelligence, and collaborative leadership skills to guide and coordinate hand-picked transdisciplinary teams and numerous large-scale architectural projects from coast to coast to coast, Jean-François proactively works as a corporate market leader to exceed every objective he’s faced with. Fully involved in everything he embarks on, he is a firm believer that success is measured first and foremost by a spirit of partnership between clients, experts, and professionals that transcends deliverables.

His passion for his profession has led Jean-François to develop all manner of transportation designs that democratize movement and help interconnect our world. Since his time leading aviation planning such as the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in 1999 and Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport in 2006, his repertoire has naturally extended out to work on transformative public transportation projects such as Montreal’s Réseau express métropolitain, the expansion of the Société de transport de Montréal’s Blue Line, and VIA Rail’s intermodal station in Dorval.

Montreal-Trudeau International Airport Signature Program

Montreal-Trudeau Airport International Terminal Expansion

Jean-Lesage International Airport Expansion