Architect-director Robert Sindon has been dedicated to the design of institutional projects for the past 30 years. His versatile approach to project development is based on active listening of all stakeholders’ needs, as well as acute consideration for the quality of the architectural experience. He has a deep undestanding of the functional relations that need to happen within a multipurpose project, at both the macro and micro levels.
In the field of healthcare, he has developed the necessary knowledge to understand both the fundamental functional links needed for an efficient hospital complex, and the detailed functional relations happening within a specific department. His rigorous approach and his versatility allow him to consider and resolve all the elements that make up a complex project : construction code requirements, electro-mecanical coordination, planning of construction activities in phases, cost control, and efficient organization of work. As a project director and lead design for the Housing for the Grey Nuns of Montréal, the first phase of the rehabilitation of Honoré-Mercier Hospital, the expansion and restructuring of St-Eustache Hospital, and of the CH, CLSC, CHSLD Memphérmagog, he coordinated complex scheduling plans in order to maintain full operations of the hospital centres during construction. Mr. Sindon closely monitors the development of spatial organization by leading all statutory meetings regarding design and technical coordination, and by overseeing the development of the architectural language.
Robert Sindon has led a dedicated team in the development of a series of new industrial projects for Hydro-Québec, namely the new De Lorimier, Bélanger and Henri-Bourassa 315-25 kV substations. He is particularly esteemed for his professional rigour as he assimilates the technical specificities of the industrial procedures happening within the buildings, and coordinates all the professionals involved. This kind of thorough work, sustained at each phase of a project’s production, ensures that such building complexes are integrated within the urban context through well-planned site access and through its architecture; that they are designed and built with sustainable materials in order to ensure minimal maintenance; and that they allow for industrial activities to take place in an efficient and productive manner.