January 28th, the Gala des Grands prix du design, recognizing excellence in design, was held at Place des Arts. The jury awarded FGMDA for Boutique SQUISH in the Signage and Branding category. Discover this bold concept for a gourmet candy store, in Carrefour Laval, created by Konstantin Nifakos, the firm’s lead retail architect.
On January 7th, The Globe and Mail published an article by Matthew Hague entitled, Dawn of something new: How architecture is changing along with the North. The article showcases innovators—artists and architects—that are working hand in hand with local Northern community leaders to create ‘… beautiful, enduring structures that reflect the diverse, ever-changing environmental and cultural context of the North – referencing its past and preparing it for an uncertain future.’ FGMDA partner Alain Fournier speaks boldly of important changes in attitudes insofar as North-South relations are concerned.