EVOQ in 2019
As 2019 nears its end, EVOQ looks back on a year of milestones and accomplishments.
The year began apace with the much-anticipated first session of Parliament held in the Interim Chamber of the House of Commons at the newly completed West Block; an historic moment for Canada and a momentous occasion for EVOQ, our joint-venture partners and the countless other professionals, tradespeople, conservators and artisans for whom the event marked the culmination of two and half decades of tireless work. The project went on win numerous awards throughout the year celebrating its excellence in the areas of innovation, heritage conservation and technical achievement.
EVOQ’s Fort de la Montagne Master Plan completed for the Priests of Saint Sulpice was recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) in the documentation and planning category.
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay) Nunavut was officially inaugurated and the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Exhibition traveled to Iceland where it was presented to an international audience at the Arctic Circle Assembly at Harpa.
Earlier in the year, EVOQ became the first architectural firm to be certified ECORESPONSIBLE™ LEVEL 2 by the Conseil des industries durables at our Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto offices.
Other highlights of 2019 included the completion of the Station Polytechnique project that EVOQ supported from its inception and participating in the 2019 Inuit Studies Conference. The firm also hosted another EVOQ Explore event, this time in Old Montreal, where participants took a walking tour and learned about the firm’s many projects in that area of the city from their colleagues that worked on them.
2019 was also significant in that it saw three longtime associates assume the mantle of directorship. Giovanni Diodati, Dima Cook and Éric Moutquin bring decades of experience and a steadfast commitment to the firm, its legacy and its future growth. They will be assisted in their new roles by the other directors and associates, including Lena Buchinger who was made an associate in September.
As the year draws to a close, we will be taking a well-deserved break as we gear up for a spectacular 2020.
Wishing you peace, joy and friendship this holiday season,
The EVOQ Architecture Team