- Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden
Founded in 1988 by Gilles Saucier and André Perrotte, Saucier + Perrotte architectes is a multidisciplinary practice internationally renowned for its institutional, cultural, and residential projects. The firm represented Canada at the Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2004, and has been honoured with numerous awards, including 7 Governor General’s Medals and Awards in Architecture and two International Architecture Awards. Saucier + Perrotte’s highly acclaimed buildings have been published the world over, reflecting the office's status as one of Canada's premier design firms. While continuing to add to its significant body of built work in Canada, the firm is expanding its international portfolio of work in Japan, China, and the Middle East and Africa. In 2009, Saucier + Perrotte received the RAIC Award of Excellence for Best Architectural Firm in Canada.
The firm believes that the architectural process can touch all aspects of design intervention — from master planning and redevelopment to single family homes, from sustainably-designed dwelling complexes to museums and theatres, from interiors to object design. Since its inception, Saucier + Perrotte has integrally linked its architecture to geology and the landscape, stressing the physical and symbolic importance of the site and reflecting the firm’s understanding of architecture’s role in shaping the contemporary city and the rural landscape.