Expansion and modernization of the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital
Our firm, in consortium with Provencher Roy and Yelle Maillé, has been hired by SQI to design the expansion and modernization of the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital. As the region’s largest medical and technological platform, the hospital requires a major upgrade of its facilities to align with the population growth in the area served by the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides.
This upgrade will comprise a three-storey extension south of the hospital, to house a new main entrance near the parking lots, and surgical services, which include a new fifteen-room operating theatre, a recovery area, day surgery, a medical device reprocessing unit (MDRU), pathology laboratories, and a pharmacy. General support service spaces will be upgraded, and horizontal connections will create links between the extension to the existing building, ensuring efficient circulation for clinical, logistical, and public needs. Vacant spaces, including those in the operating theatre and the MDRU, will be redeveloped to accommodate functions related to adjacent sectors.
Our team previously carried out the real estate analysis for this project, in consortium with Provencher Roy and BBBL.
Modernization of the Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel
Since late 2022, our team has been designing the expansion of the Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel, in a consortium with COEX, STGM, and LLA Architecture. This is the first phase in a major project to modernize the institute, which aims to increase its intake capacity, enhance the quality of its facilities, and repair the degradation of its existing infrastructure. The project aims for LEED v4 certification.
Our design mandate includes a new pavilion containing additional secure care units linked to the existing complex; a second new pavilion to house functions specific to academic activities; the redevelopment and expansion of two existing pavilions of secure care units; and the reorganization of admission services. Two new exterior courtyards—for the exclusive use of patients in the new pavilion of secure care units—are designed to maximize the role of the natural elements in recovery, and particular attention is paid to integrating security and surveillance infrastructure subtly and harmoniously.
The design concept is due to be submitted in October.