In September 2015, FGMDA in collaboration with the Société d’habitation du Québec, Makivik Corp., the Kativik Regional Government and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB) announced a pilot project to design social housing in the north, adapted to Inuit culture. Our team and SNC Lavalin engineering team are now proud to announce that the construction of the prototype, a duplex with 2-bedroom apartments, was completed in January 2016.
With winter temperatures dipping below 20 degrees Celsius in Quebec’s northern region of Nunavik, housing shortages and home insulation have become major issues attracting national media attention.
FGMDA is proud to announce that architect Sami Tannoury has been promoted to Associate of the firm. He joined the firm in 2007 and has proven to be a creative thinker and an innovative designer for projects in the far north. Sami’s understanding of cultural and socio-economic factors facing Inuit and First Nations communities is reflected in his designs which are embraced by local people. Read more+