Julia Gersovitz is a founding Partner of EVOQ and leads the firm’s large-scale heritage projects. Julia began her career in conservation when the discipline was still undeveloped in Canada. She is considered a national leader in the field of conservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Combining heritage protection with design, her architectural approach aims at maintaining or re-establishing the relevance of buildings of all ages for the present and the future.
Julia has a thorough understanding of cultural, economic, functional and regulatory issues related to making interventions on heritage sites. Her ability to reconcile protection needs with contemporary expectations has been recognized in numerous award-winning projects.
In addition to her practice, Julia has been an adjunct professor at McGill University School of Architecture since 1980, teaching conservation and history courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She continues to be a visiting professor in Canada and abroad. Julia has also served as a member of numerous design review commissions, at both the provincial and municipal levels. Her community engagement has included directorships on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations, including Heritage Montreal.