The architect Réal Leblanc, director of the firm since 2013, has extensive technical knowledge and 30 years experience in team and project management. He has had the opportunity to carry out technically complex projects by asserting his leadership to motivate the teams involved. He has mastered building regulations and technical and contract drafting, and is a drafting and estimator editor as well as a project manager. He has participated in the major expansion projects of the McGill University Health Centre (Glen and Mountain campuses) and the Jewish General Hospital (Pavilion K) and has contributed as estimator or editor of specifications to various projects of the firm.
Since 2012, Réal Leblanc has been working on renovating the stations of the Montréal Métro network within the Bureau de projets Infrastructures métro (BPIM) at the STM. As architect and representative he has particularly been involved in the work at Angrignon, Place d’Armes, Laurier, Vendôme, and Beaubien stations. For these projects, Réal Leblanc was responsible for feasibility studies, plans and specifications for the architectural discipline, coordination of the various disciplines involved and technical assistance during the implementation phase. He has also ensured a technical support at the construction site for the projects at Jolicoeur, Plamondon, and Préfontaine stations. Since 2015, he has served as chief architect for the Viau station project and the adjacent attachment centre, as well as for Atwater and Beaudry stations. Mr. Leblanc works as representative of the GJB consortium (COBALT architects – formerly GCBD / Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes / Bisson Fortin architecture + design) at BPIM.