Olivier Bourgeois is a Canadian architect practicing in Quebec City. He co-found Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes in 2011. The architects’ fascination for Quebec’s majestic landscapes, and for the rugged shores of the Magdalen Islands, have led him to constantly search for innovative solutions while never losing sight of his roots. In 2011, London’s Wallpaper magazine ranked their budding firm among the Top 20 World Emerging Architectural Practice. Since then, they have been published widely and some of their projects were awarded major distinctions. Olivier’s approach is leading toward a contemporary architecture, realistic and sensitive, inspired by key features of the landscape. The subtle modelling and shaping of a volume lead the creative process of every building.
In 2017, Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes received an Award of excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) for Place des Gens de mer, a seaside public square built in the Magdalen Islands. They also won the architectural competition of the Est-Nord-Est Artists’ Residence in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in 2018.