The end of 2020 and the beginning of the new year were characterised by the awarding of many new institutional mandates, especially in the fields of education and healthcare.
Our firm, in consortium with Smith Vigeant architectes, has recently been awarded three school projects for the Centre de services scolaire Marie-Victorin.
Four kindergarten classes and six primary education classes will be added to the Paul-Chagnon primary school in Saint-Hubert (Longueuil). This 1,523 m2-expansion estimated to cost $11,6 M is planned to be delivered during the summer of 2023. This school built in 1952 has undergone a major renovation of its envelope and interior spaces in 2011.
At the St-Edmond secondary school in Greenfield Park (Longueuil) 4,580 m2 will be added, then 596 m2 will be refurbished. This school built around the 1950s-1960s then renovated and expanded, is characterized amongst other things by its music program. The $27 M expansion will make it possible to accommodate 300 additional students in the fall of 2024.
Finally, a new 32-classroom primary school in Brossard will welcome 768 students in the fall of 2023. With a construction budget of $36 M, the new school will have a total surface area of 7,179 m2.
Three SQI building analyses for modernising or creating new healthcare facilities
After participating in the development of a clinical plan and a functional program for the major modernisation project of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont facilities, our firm now works on the elaboration of the building analysis with CGA, NFOE and Provencher Roy-BBBL. The objective at this stage is to evaluate different spatial organisation scenarios on the existing site as well as on potential new sites, while taking into account multiple parameters: clinical needs, technical feasibility, schedule, costs, etc.
The building analysis for the modernisation of the Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme, carried out in consortium with Provencher Roy-BBBL, seeks to analyse several scenarios for the hospital’s redevelopment to provide the population of the Laurentides with healthcare services that match its needs in larger, modernised facilities. The building solution to develop will represent approximately 145,000 m2 of refurbishments and expansions, or about twice the surface area of the existing building.
The consortium composed of Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes and Cimaise is currently preparing the building analysis for a new residential and long-term care center which will be attached to the Centre hospitalier du Granit in Lac-Mégantic. This study seeks to draft and compare different building scenarios for an optimal set-up of this 99-residents center inspired from the « Maison des aînés » concept whiled considering all technical, financial and scheduling constraints.
Expansion of the Hôpital de La Malbaie
In the summer of 2020, the Vision Santé La Malbaie multidisciplinary team, of which the firm is a member along with BGLA, Lemay and our engineering partners Stantec and SNC-Lavalin, won the mandate to expand and refurbish the Hôpital de La Malbaie. The mandate includes the elaboration of a building analysis, the design of the project, the development of plans and specifications and the supervision of construction. Covering an area of approximately 17,000 m², the program includes an emergency room with 12 stretchers, an operating room, outpatient clinics, 34 acute care beds in medicine and surgery, six beds in obstetrics and two beds in pediatrics.
Expansion and refurbishment of the operating room and sterilisation unit of the Hôpital Santa-Cabrini
This 4,990 m2 expansion, linked to the existing building by a footbridge, will house the hospital’s new operating room and sterilisation unit. The project, estimated at $54 M and scheduled to be completed by 2025, is seeking a LEED v4 Gold certification. (with Provencher Roy-BBBL and CGA)
Technical proposal for the QEII New Generation in Halifax
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architects qualified as part of the multidisciplinary team assembled by designer-builder Ellis Don to prepare a technical proposal for the new Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia — a 2.3 million-square-feet project. Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, as part of the architectural consortium consisting of Parkin, FBM and Adamson, is responsible for the design of the Integrated Cancer Centre (ICC) and part of the Ambulatory Centre. The ICC, which will bring together and enhance cancer services currently offered in other aging infrastructures in the city, will be the largest center of its kind in Atlantic Canada. It will be able to accommodate up to 250 patients per day and will offer some of the most advanced treatments in the country.
Redevelopment of spaces freed by the critical care pavilion at the Jewish General Hospital
Following the relocation of numerous functional units in the Critical Care Pavilion (K) completed in 2016, the Jewish General Hospital is now reorganising the premises located in the existing buildings. After having prepared a Functional and Technical Program in 2019, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes won the mandate to carry out this large-scale redevelopment project, which is divided into many sub-projects to be carried out until 2027. The redevelopments affect 35,000 m² across many sectors of the hospital: admissions, the pharmacy, the soiled dock, the sorting center, the orthopedic clinic, the nuclear medicine department, the endoscopy unit, the medical imaging department, as well as many care units: surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, oncology, geriatrics, palliative care, postpartum care, etc.
Defence Construction Canada
New facilities for fighter jets at Bagotville
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes won, within the multidisciplinary team assembled by the joint-venture of builders Ellis Don / EBC and Stantec in engineering, the mandate to develop the fighter jets squadron facility on one of the main bases of operations which will host the new aircrafts Canada will acquire by 2025. The facilities will include operational headquarters for the squadron team that will pilot the jets, state-of-the art facilities for security, training and information technology (IT), as well as support spaces for the maintenance and long-term operation of the new aircraft acquired by the Royal Canadian Airforce.
This contract, obtained through a quality/price Request for Proposals and concluded between Ellis Don / EBC and Defence Construction Canada (DCC) will be carried out in “Modified Design-Build” mode, an innovative delivery method used by DCC for its major projects, which combines the advantages of the design-build mode while allowing for a more iterative process between the designer-builder and the client.