Chantal Panneton, Associate, founded A2DESIGN in 1991, fresh out of interior design school. The arrival in 1994 of Stéphan Grenier, Architectural Technologist, brought added value to the firm through his organizational, technical and communications expertise.
Since its founding, A2DESIGN has successfully accomplished projects in a variety of sectors throughout Quebec and Ontario, including commercial, corporate, multi-dwelling, residential and institutional. Initially focused on the commercial food and restaurant industries, the solid reputation of the firm was additionally reinforced with the completion of a series of large-scale retirement complexes.
The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in 2003 revolutionized the design process by integrating the entire building lifecycle. The use of additional state-of-the-art tools such as Autodesk Revit® software enables seamless and efficient project management and coordination.
Increased client requests for a single centralized portal inspired A2DESIGN to review its entire project development processes, in order to offer a complete and comprehensive one-stop service in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, communications, corporate image and branding. With this in mind, Faber Cayouette, design strategist, Architect and Landscape Architect joined the team as an Associate in 2016.
That same year, A2DESIGN joined forces with the firm SPATIUM design de l’environnement, to further grow and strengthen its offering through shared visions, values and stellar reputations in the field of office and corporate design. After collaborating on several projects, these two innovative enterprises chose to come together under the exclusive banner of A2DESIGN, which now boast a team of over fifty certified professionals.
A2DESIGN enjoys a large network of business contacts with contractors and suppliers, entirely for the benefit of our clients. The firm’s solid reputation and strong commitment to the community is witnessed through the involvement of its members in various associations and foundations. The personalized service and proactive approach at A2DESIGN consistently meet and surpass client expectations, thus securing a prominent place for the firm within the industry.
The multidisciplinary team at A2DESIGN is recognized for its creative thinking, technical expertise, proficiency in 3D software use and marketing savvy. Our portfolio contains a broad scope of successful endeavours and an impressive roster of dedicated clients who benefit from our pledge to work closely with them and be attentive to their ideas, so as to ensure maximum client satisfaction. A2DESIGN, along with a number of its members, have had the honour of receiving multiple awards of excellence for their exceptional abilities in design and architecture.