Sonia GagnéPrincipal Partner, Architect, OAQ, OAA, FRAIC
A seasoned visionary and masterful designer, Sonia Gagné is part of the leadership team at the helm of the practice. She has been a partner since 2010, having acquired thirty-some years of experience, including 17 years with the firm. Her excellence in leadership has been recognized on numerous occasions, particularly by CREW M in 2019, Female Frontier Awards in 2021, and through awards in architectural competitions in which her design projects, like the Port of Montréal’s Grand Quai and Cruise Terminal, have been presented.
At the helm of various civic and significant urban projects (development of Sainte-Catherine Street West in Montréal, LeBreton Flats in Ottawa), Sonia pushes the limits of an innovative approach accompanied with phases of disciplinary reflection and characterized by continually evolving social and urban contexts. Her expertise spans the health care (Hôpital Pierre-Le Gardeur), cultural (Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), transportation (Vendôme metro entrance), commercial (lg2 Offices), and sports infrastructure fields (Colisée Vidéotron).
Regardless of the type and scale of her interventions, Sonia makes use of architecture as a powerful catalyst for conveying nuanced realities, while reinforcing and stimulating the identity and dynamic and enduring citizen appropriation of a place. Actively involved in her field, she sits on the boards of directors of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal (Château Ramezay) and Montréal centre-ville. In 2021, she joined the honorary committee for the annual Gala of La rue des Femmes women’s organization.