Profile of Claude Cormier + Associés, headquartered in Canada. Three projects submitted by Claude Cormier + Associés have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Claude Cormier studied History & Theory of Design at Harvard University, Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, and agronomy at the University of Guelph. Establishing an office in Montreal in 1995, Cormier’s internationally recognized practice extends far beyond the conventional realm of traditional landscape design to forge bridges between urban design, public art, and architecture. The firm Claude Cormier + Associés is likewise anything but conventional, celebrating the artificial and surreptitiously altering reality with the surreal. Cormier’s work is distinguished not only for its inventiveness – but also its tenacious optimism in the power of design.
The firm has been privileged to work on major public work in Montreal and Toronto - Square Dorchester restoration, Place Youville Old Montreal, Lipstick Forest at Palais des congrès de Montréal and collaborate with the Old Port of Montreal since 2000, HtO Park and Canada’s Sugar Beach on the Toronto Waterfront; the transformation and adaptive re-use of the Don Valley Brickworks into an ecological and cultural centre for Evergreen; the public landscape for the new Four-Seasons Hotel and Residences downtown Toronto. Cormier has taught at the University of Montreal, and has been invited to lecture across Canada, the United States, and Europe. In 2009, Cormier was knighted with the Ordre National du Québec, the highest distinction bestowed by the government of Québec.