Ernest-Cormier Auditorium

Université de Montréal, 2011

The Université de Montréal’s central pavilion is one of Canada’s iconic architectural sites of the last century. A high-traffic area since it opened in 1946, it required major restoration to erase the signs of disrepair and obsolescence that marred it. CGA turned its minds to the matter, considering the merit of each intervention and aspect of restoration while adapting the building to contemporary needs by equipping it with the newest technology. The quality of the work is hard to deny: it’s completely invisible! Or almost, because some of the interventions subtly points to the anachronism!