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Lemay adds to its talent pool and expands global pressence

Already with major projects in Canada, Central America and North Africa, Lemay has now established a presence in the Caribbean with the acquisition of three Québec entities from Toronto’s IBI Group. They include: DAA, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. Concurrent to this, Lemay also announced the creation of a joint venture with IBI Group in China.

With the acquisition of these three entities and the creation of a joint venture in China, Lemay brings together nearly 500 professionals and consolidates its position as the leading firm in integrated design services in Québec and the fourth largest in Canada.

The three entities acquired today from IBI Group are:

• DAA is a multidisciplinary firm specialized in community planning, land development, and urban and regional development. Based in Montréal, DAA has offices in Québec City, and Saguenay. Among its main accomplishments are the master development plans for the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort and for the Griffintown District; the downtown reconstruction plan for Lac-Mégantic; and the Haiti strategic reconstruction plan targeting the zones devastated by the 2012 earthquake.

• Cardinal Hardy Architectes (CHA) is a multidisciplinary firm, dedicated to architecture, urban design, and landscape, and specialized in urban development, residential complexes, and airports. Its key accomplishments include Dorchester Square, Cité du multimédia, Bassins du Havre, Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Québec Jean-Lesage de Québec International Airports, and the overall plan of Université de Montréal’s Outremont Campus.

• Martin Marcotte/Architectes (MMA) works in the institutional, industrial, commercial, hospital, and school sectors. MMA Architectes specializes in the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology. A large number of its architects are LEED-certified. Its major accomplishments include the Laval de la Concorde subway station, the Tour des Canadiens and M sur la Montagne condominiums, the Westmount Recreation Center, and several head offices of large market capitalization firms in Québec.

In addition to these three entities, Lemay will also be counting on a strong team in China. With offices established in Beijing and Shanghai more than a decade ago, and a team of more than 60 professionals, the firm now co-owned by Lemay will be responsible for promoting Canadian and Québec creativity across the Asian market.

From now until the brand architecture of the new Lemay is elaborated, the three acquired entities will operate respectively under the names Lemay+DAA, Lemay+CHA and Lemay+MMA. The name of the joint venture in China will be announced soon.

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