Architect-director Robert Sindon has nearly 30 years’ experience dedicating himself to institutional project design. His versatile approach when it comes to project development is based on the active responsiveness to the needs of all stakeholders, as well as his acute consideration of the quality of the architectural experience. He excels at the essential working relations necessary to effectively run a multifunctional project, in the general aspects as in the details.
In the field of healthcare, he has acquired an overview of the fundamental working relations for the efficiency of a hospital, but also in the detailed development of specific departments. His rigorous approach allows him to consider and resolve all the elements that make up a complex project, such as construction code requirements, electromechanic coordination, overall work timing, cost control, and sound organization of work. From creating housing for the Grey Nuns of Montréal and executing the first phase of the Honoré-Mercier Hospital expansion, to realizing the expansion and restructuring of the St-Eustache Hospital and the CSSS Memphrémagog (CH, CLSC, CHSLD), Mr. Sindon’s role as project manager and senior designer has led him to coordinate complex scheduling plans in order to allow hospital centres to continue operating during the construction period. Mr. Sindon closely surveys the development of spatial organization by leading all statutory meetings regarding technical design and coordination, all the while dictating the development of the architectural language.
Robert Sindon has developed a series of new industrial projects for Hydro-Québec, namely the renewed 315-25 kV De Lorimier, Bélanger and Henri-Bourassa substations, which he led with a dedicated team at the core of the firm. He is particularly esteemed for his professional rigour as he assimilates the technicalities relative to the industrial procedures harboured by buildings, and coordinates all the specifications involved. This kind of thorough work, sustained at each phase of a project’s production, ensures that such building complexes are integrated within the urban context through well-planned site access and through its architecture; that they are designed and built with sustainable materials in order to ensure minimal maintenance; and that they allow for industrial activities to take place in an efficient and productive manner.