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04.02.2021
News | Trevor Davies, New Associate

Trevor Davies joins the management team in 2021, composed of the two founding architects and senior partners Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales, and Alexandre Massé, who was named partner in 2015. He joined the firm’s team of project directors in 2019. As a senior architect, Trevor has more than 25 years of experience working on large-scale award-winning institutional projects. His leadership, his passion and his quest for excellence are values shared by the firm’s partners and the Chevalier Morales team.

17.11.2020
Project | New Central Library in Saskatoon

Chevalier Morales, Formline Architecture and Architecture49 to design the New Central Library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The consortium Formline Architecture | Chevalier Morales | Architecture49 won an international request for proposals for this important project that aims to be an anchor for both the local community and Canadians alike. The library’s vision advocates for reconciliation with the First Nations and Métis peoples of Canada. With an approximate construction budget of $75 million, this culturally innovative project will span several years, with an opening slated for 2026.

02.06.2020
Finalist | Competition for the Peter-McGill Center

Chevalier Morales with engineers Pageau Morel and Genimac is finalist in this multidisciplinary architectural competition for a development that combines the functions of a library, cultural centre, and social and community spaces. The project will foster and maintain a sense of belonging and representativeness in the community while emphasizing the centre’s presence within the building complex, its urban setting, and the neighbourhood as a whole.

Practice

Founded in 2005 by Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales, Chevalier Morales is focused on creating a contemporary architecture that is sensitive and responsible in many ways. They are sensitive to the intrinsic qualities of materials, nuances of light, and spatial subtleties, to intentionally shape the spaces people move within. They are equally attuned to the needs, ideas, and comfort of the individuals who will inhabit their buildings, while at the same time, their designs are responsive towards their communities and contextual environments. Chevalier Morales’ interventions address today’s environmental challenges such as energy waste, pollution, global warming, and depleting drinking water reserves, not through aesthetic trends but rather as a fundamental responsibility.

In this era of information, globalisation, and instantaneity, architectural approaches are vast and varied.  Alongside western twentieth century values like multiplicity, timelessness, lightness, speed, and precision that remind the partners of the new millennium1, concepts such as movement, territory and identity are also emphasized. The day to day creative approach envisions the building as a physical intervention that goes beyond its own constructed framework to influence the territory and identity of its individuals and communities. Alike, their work is inspired from a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and economic context of a project to further elicit a critical commentary.

Conscious of being generalists in a construction industry where specialization is increasingly common, Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales consider their role as architects to be like that of a conductor, a coordinator, a leader.  They gather people around a common social adventure and ensure that the final product has the rigor, consistency and aesthetic qualities sought out at the beginning of the design phase.  The way today’s architecture is produced, paired with the conditions of the construction industry, the architect is required to think globally while keeping the final product in mind

1 Italo Calvino, Leçons américaines, 1989

Team

Chevalier Morales team, april 2019
Chevalier Morales team, april 2019
Stephan Chevalier
Principal

Sergio Morales
Principal

Alexandre Massé
Architect, Associate, Project Director

Trevor Davies
Senior Architect, Associate, Project Director

Julie Rondeau
Architect, Project Director

Xavier Proulx
Architect, Project Director

Gabriel Lanthier
Architect, Project Director

Ève Beaumont-Cousineau
Architect, Project Director

Christine Giguère
Officer Manager

Christian Aubin
Architect

Simon Lalonde-Charbonneau
Architect

Marie-France D. Bouchard
Communication Manager

Katrine Rivard
Architect

Joseph Haddad
Architect

Céline Leclerc
Architect

Catherine Gagnon-Leblanc
Architect

Gabriel Coughlan
Intern Architect

Gabriel Trudeau
Intern Architect

Camille Lefebvre
Architect

Audrey Lavallée
Intern Architect

Philippe Tremblay
Architect

Gabriel Légaré-Bisaillon
Architect

Vanessa Giroux
Architect

Ariane Pizem
Intern Architect

Robin Vergobbio
Intern Architect

Étienne Sédillot
Architect

Pascale Julien
Intern Architect

Henri Lachance
Intern Architect

Jean-Philippe Ranger
Designer

Amélie Melaven
Architect

Patrizia Bayer
Intern Architect

Rebecca Thivierge
Intern Architect

Olivier Brasseur-Trottier
Intern Architect

Awards and recognitions

2021

Award for Excellence in Architecture and Design – Canada
Design & Build Awards by Build Magazine (United Kingdom)

2020

Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts
Drummondville Library
(with DMA Architects)

Mention of the jury – Award of Excellence – Single-Family Residential Building
Ordre des architectes du Québec
De L’Isle Residence

2019

Quebec Libraries and Archives Architecture Award
Congrès des professionnel.le.s de l’information
Pierrefonds Public Library
(with DMA Architects)

Grand Prix d’excellence
Ordre des architectes du Québec
Drummondville Public Library
(with DMA Architects)

2018

Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts
Maison de la Littérature

Emerging Architectural Practice Award
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Design Award of Excellence – Institutional Projects
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Pierrefonds Public Library
(with DMA architects)

Architectural Competition Winner
Agora des Arts of Rouyn-Noranda

2017

Grand Prix d’excellence
Ordre des architectes du Québec
Maison de la Littérature

Award of Excellence in Architecture – Cultural Building
Ordre des architectes du Québec
Maison de la Littérature

Quebec Libraries and Archives Architecture Award
Congress of the Documentary and Archival Communities of Quebec
Maison de la Littérature

2016

Architectural Merit – Municipal Building
Ville de Québec
Maison de la littérature

Award of Excellence – Building Reuse
Quebec Religious Heritage Council
Maison de la Littérature 

2015

Award of Excellence in Architecture – Single-Family Residential Building
Ordre des architectes du Québec
Roy-Lawrence Residence

Award of Merit
Wood Design Awards
Roy-Lawrence Residence

Quebec Libraries and Archives Architecture Award – Mention
Table des milieux documentaires et archivistiques du Québec (TAMDAQ)
Saul-Bellow Public Library

2014

Award of Excellence
Canadian Architect
Maison de la Littérature

Award of Merit
Canadian Architect
Pierrefonds Public Library

Architectural Competition Winner
Drummondville Public Library
(with DMA architectes)

2013

Architectural Competition Winner
Pierrefonds Public Library
(with DMA architectes)

2011

Architectural Competition Winner
Modernization and expansion of the Saul-Bellow Public Library

Architectural Competition Winner
Modernization and expansion of the Maison de la Littérature

Lectures and exhibitions

2019

Exploring Cultural Identities. A Selection of Projects
Laurentian University – McEwen School of Architecture
Sudbury, ON

Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada
POP // CAN // CRIT
Toronto, ON

Design competition process
McGill University – School of Architecture
Montreal, QC

2018

Exploring Cultural Identities. A Selection of Projects
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects
St. John’s, TN

Dix architectes en interférence
Round table at the UQAM School of Design
Montreal, QC

Governor General’s Medals in Architecture – Maison de la littérature of Québec
Presentation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg, MB

Emerging Architectural Practice Award
Festival of Architecture – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
St John, NB

Références croisées
Exhibition Center, Montréal University
Montreal, QC

Entrer : en interférence, Maison de la littérature
Center of Design, University of Quebec in Montreal
Montreal, QC

2017

Recent Work : Four Competitions / Four Libraries
Carleton University – Azrieli School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ottawa, ON

Reflet
Laval University – School of Architecture
Quebec, QC

2016

Instantanés d’architecture : Regards sur la Maison de la littérature
Laval University – School of Architecture
Quebec, QC

Perdants magnifiques 2 : Centre de création et de production des 7 doigts de la main
Maison de l’architecture du Québec – MAQ
Montreal, QC

Reflet
The Maison de la littérature of Quebec
Quebec, QC

2015

Projets récents
Montreal University – School of Architecture
Montreal, QC

Live and Design under the snow in Quebec – Roy-Lawrence Residence
Maison de l’architecture du Québec – MAQ
Montreal, QC

2013

Instantanés d’architecture : Projets récents
Laval University – School of Architecture
Quebec, QC

2011

Chevalier Morales architectes : Emerging Firm
Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s Festival of Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Emerging Designers Working in Architecture
Twenty + Change 3
Toronto, ON
Quebec, QC
Calgary, AB

Let’s reinvent the alley ! « Scopophilia »
Maison de l’architecture du Québec – MAQ
Montreal, QC

Finalist Projects – The Maison de la littérature of Quebec
Laval University – School of Architecture
Quebec, QC

Finalist Project – Competition of the Cultural center Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Cultural Center of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Montreal, QC

2009

Finalist Project – Competition of the New Planetarium of Montréal
Montreal, QC

 

2008

Grande Bibliothèque du Québec
Montreal University – School of Architecture
Montreal, QC

Grande Bibliothèque du Québec
École d’architecture de l’Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC

Publications

2021

Dwell. « A Canadian Couple’s Luminous Home Draws from Midcentury Tradition ». Mandi Keighran, 09.04.2021. États-Unis.

Wallpaper*. « Family home reinterprets American midcentury architecture for Montreal ». Ellie Stathaki, 25.02.2021. England.

Architecture & Culture. « Drummondville Public Library ». January 2021, volume 476. South Korea.

Artravel. « Mid-century vibes ». Charlie Leclerc, number 95. France.

2020

Magazine Ligne. « À l’orée de l’eau ». Dave Richard, Winter 2020. Canada.

The Plan. « House of Literature ».  International Panorama, volume 1. 07.2020. Italy.

Canadian Architect. « Milky Ways ». Odile Hénault,  06.02.2020. Canada.

Azure. « Chevalier Morales Designs an Audaciously Curvy Library in Quebec ». Stefan Novakovic, 15.01.2020. Canada.

Archiworld. « Drummondville Public Library ». Library and Global School, 297. 2020. South Korea.

2019

Wallpaper*. « Neo-Gothic temple in Quebec recast as ‘House of Literature’ ». Elly Parsons, 19.03.2019. England.

Metropolis. « In Quebec City, an Expansion Reinvigorates an Old Church-Turned-Library ». Rita Lobo, 03.2019. United-States.

Abitare. « Nuova casa per la letteratura canadese ». Elena Franzoia, 007.03.2019. Italy.

World Architects. « House of Literature ». 26.03.2019. Switzerland.

2018

On Diseño. « Un templo para la literatura en Quebec ». 12.2018. Spain.

Les Affaires. « Chevalier Morales architectes : une relève qui mise sur la qualité ». Simon Lord, 27.10.2018. Canada.

AIT. « Literaturhaus. Umnutzung Einer Kirche in Québec von Chevalier Morales ». Annette Weckesser, 09.2018. Germany.

Vanity Fair. « Is Charismatic Québec City the Ultimate Utopia for Bibliophiles? ». Jeff Frenette, 20.08.2018. United-States.

Projects list

In progress
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon Central Library
In progress
Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Agora des Arts
In progress
Montreal, QC
Fondaction Headquarters
In progress
Montreal, QC
Pigeon Hole - multi-unit residential building
In progress
Candiac, QC
Saint-Marc Primary School
In progress
Montreal, QC
Collective Housing on the Outremont Campus - phase 1
In progress
Montreal, QC
Jean-Eudes College Library
In progress
Montreal, QC
Expansion of the Parc La Fontaine Bathing Pavilion
2019
Montreal, QC
Pierrefonds Library
2019
Montreal, QC
Renovation of the Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto
2019
Montreal, QC
Renovation and expansion of the Théâtre Espace Libre
2019
Saguenay, QC
Finalist - Lab-École Competition for the Marguerite-D'Youville Primary School
2019
Levis, QC
Finalist - Competition for the Centre culturel of Lévis
2019
Rivière-du-Loup, QC
Finalist - Competition for the expansion of the Françoise-Bédard Library
2018
Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Winner - Competition for Agora des Arts
2018
North Shore of Montreal
De L'Isle Residence
2018
Lery, QC
Langlois-Lessard Residence
2018
Montreal, QC
Finalist - Competition for the New National Bank of Canada Headquarters
2018
Quebec, QC
Finalist – Competition for Les Gros Becs Youth Theatre
2018
Sherbrooke, QC
Finalist - Competition for the new theater specializing in dance and youth theatre
2017
Drummondville, QC
Drummondville Public Library
2017
Montreal, QC
Design concept of the new marquise for Plaza St-Hubert
2017
Quebec, QC
Finalist – Competition for the Gabrielle-Roy Public Library
2017
Montreal, QC
Finalist – Competition for the Maisonneuve Public Library
2017
Montreal, QC
Finalist – Competition for the St-Sulpice Public Library
2015
Quebec, QC
Maison de la Littérature
2015
Montreal, QC
Saul-Bellow Public Library
2015
Shawinigan, QC
Vallée du Parc Residence
2015
Montreal, QC
Finalist - Competition for the Creation Center 7 doigts de la main
2014
Sutton, QC
Roy-Lawrence Residence
2014
Drummondville, QC
Winner – Competition for the Drummondville Public Library
2013
Montreal, QC
Winner – Competition for the expansion of Pierrefonds Public Library
2011
Quebec, QC
Winner – Competition for the Maison de la Littérature
2011
Montreal, QC
Winner – Competition for the expansion of Saul-Bellow Public Library in Lachine
2010
Montreal, QC
Deslauriers-Levert Residence
2010
Montreal, QC
Finalist – Competition for the Notre-Dame-de-GrâceCultural Center
2009
Montreal, QC
Finalist – International Competition for the New Planetarium of Montreal
2009
Montreal, QC
Finalist – Competition for the new Saint-Laurent Public Library
2006
Montreal, QC
Ström Nordic Spa
2005
Mont-Tremblant, QC
Thibault Residence

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