Claude Provencher

Senior Partner and
Co-Founder, Architect
OAQ, OAA, AAPPQ, RCA, ARAC, FIRAC

Claude Provencher

Senior Partner and
Co-Founder, Architect
OAQ, OAA, AAPPQ, RCA, ARAC, FIRAC

Expertise

Claude Provencher co-founded Montréal-based firm Provencher_Roy in 1983. Considered one of the fathers of the new urban architecture that emerged in Canada in the late 1970s, he is the firm’s senior designer and has led an impressive number of architecture and urban design projects whose outstanding merit has garnered the firm numerous distinctions over the years, including the Governor General’s Medal and awards from Canadian Architect magazine and the Ordre des architectes du Québec. Mr. Provencher supervises the design teams and helps establish the major orientations of the firm’s projects. Through his active, hands-on style, he ensures a continuous link with the client team and assists in project development.

A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec and the Ontario Association of Architects, Claude Provencher was curator and member of the advisory committee for the Conseil du patrimoine culturel du Québec from 2009 to 2016. From 1999 to 2011, he sat on the Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty of the National Capital Commission, in Ottawa. Quite dedicated to his profession, he has sat on the boards of the Canadian Conference of the Arts and Heritage Montréal, and has served on numerous other university committees and organizations for the advancement of excellence in architecture. Mr. Provencher has been a frequent guest speaker at conferences on architecture and urban design, both in Canada and in Europe.