With the firm since 1984, architect Jean Martin has taken on the roles of project manager and cost and timetable controller for technically demanding projects, coordinating a multidisciplinary team and promoting team spirit among all its participants. He occupies a central role within the firm thanks to his thorough knowledge of nature and material properties, as well as his understanding of different construction types and methods, particularly in restoration. In addition to developing his technical knowledge, his engagement has allowed him to fine-tune the tactics that encourage communication with the client as a prerequisite for the rapid and efficient development of the project.
Throughout his career, Jean Martin has been involved in various notable institutional projects related to healthcare, aviation, culture, education and patrimonial restoration. He has developed particular expertise in the northern territories, having completed around twenty projects in the Nord-du-Québec region for the Kativik Regional Government, the Kuujjuarapik Airport and the Kativik School Board. This experience has made him particularly responsive to energy conservation, which is resolved in architecture through high-performance building envelopes. Mr. Martin also specializes in occupied spaces by responding to the needs of task order contracts for a number of institutions and companies such as Defence Construction Canada, Aéroports de Montréal, Loto-Québec, Hydro-Québec, OMHM, and the Université de Montréal and UQAM hospital centres.
As project lead, he has also participated in notable evaluation and restoration projects for building envelopes of the City of Montréal, such as for buildings of patrimonial merit, during which he has refined his technical prowess regarding the conservation of existing structures. Among his major achievements, he has assumed the role of responsible for the execution of the plans for, among others, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the head office for the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Saint-Hyacinthe.