Since 2003, Sonia Gagné has brought Provencher_Roy the benefit of her know-how. She has been a partner since 2010. Through her work as project leader and senior designer, she has been involved in numerous projects, including the new entrance to the Vendôme metro station with a pedestrian link to the McGill University Health Centre. Other projects in which she has played a leading role are the Iberville international passenger terminal and Alexandra Pier at the Port of Montréal, the Amos detention centre, the Valcartier defence research centre and the Québec ministry of transport’s Turcot operations centre, winner of the innovation and sustainable development trophies in the Reconnaissance 3RV awards (Contech 2014). Also on this list is the Honoré-Mercier Hospital, which won an Energy award in the existing building category, institutional sector (Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie, 2007).
Sonia’s more than 20 years’ experience in architecture and urban design has encompassed a range of settings, from remote areas to city centres. She has achieved a keen understanding of the issues involved in redeveloping a place or an urban complex, with attention to integration and to harmonization between the built environment, existing and planned uses in time and space. Her reading of urban surroundings gives her a quick grasp of what makes these sites interesting and enables her to add value to them to create functional, high-quality human environments. Sold experience in the institutional field gives her an added advantage.
In the course of her career, her work has earned numerous awards, including first prize in an international urban design competition (Perspective Littoral), the Bourse des Présidents from the Québec order of architects and the Award of excellence in architecture from Université Laval. She has sat on the board of the Société d’archéologie et de numismatique de Montréal (Le Château Ramezay) since 2013.