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February 8, 2001 Local architects prominent in new buildings



Dorval Airport control tower.

In our issue of January 11, we described some of the previous work of the Toronto firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. Below is a description of the Montreal firm with whom they will collaborate in the design of Concordia’s new downtown buildings.

Fichten Soiferman Architectes (FSA) was founded in 1981, and has undertaken major projects in the institutional and commercial sectors in excess of $100 million.

The Montreal Eaton Centre (in collaboration with Peter Rose Architect), the new control tower and headquarters for Transport Canada at Dorval, and the new Jewish Hospital of Hope are landmark projects identified with the firm.

Their experience in the design and construction of educational facilities includes the School of Physical Education and Recreation and University Centre at the University of Ottawa.

Recently, the firm inaugurated the new Student Services Building and completed renovations to the University Centre at McGill, in joint venture with Architem.

The firm has responded to the need for technically complex buildings, developing specially controlled working environments, extensive integration of advanced communication, security, electrical and electronic systems in airport facilities, computer centers, virtual reality entertainment centres and specialized health care facilities.