The News2019-07-25T13:36:33-04:00

BARIN Wins Concordia Expansion Project

2019.07.25

The project involves the transformation of an area of approximately 1,700 m2 in the basement of Concordia’s Faubourg building into 10 classrooms. This is a key project in Concordia University’s strategic plan to renovate and upgrade the Hall Building, which houses a large majority of downtown classrooms. These new classes at the FB SS1 will replace those at the Hall during its renovations and will be used on a permanent basis to meet the increased teaching needs of the University.

Another ‘’Architectural’’ Volleyball Match!

2019.07.12

Jodoin Lamarre et Pratte Architectes took first place on the volleyball court recently as Montreal architects and engineers got together for a little good-spirited competition. Participating offices included: JLP, MSDL, NEUF, PRA, GKC, SDK, BPA, BBBL, Lemay, Aedifica, Sid Lee, Evoq, YMA and our roommates and family members AECO Project Management! Sadly, our BARIN team lost in the small final against JLP’s Team. Bravo Jodoin Lamarre et Pratte!

Saint-Jérôme Hospital Addition is Open for Patients!

2019.07.12

Site supervision of the 41-bed expansion at Saint-Jérôme Hospital is now complete. BARIN played a dual role on the project, first as designer and architect for the building envelope and second as construction supervisor for the building’s interior finishing and envelope. A total of 16 beds for the Psychiatric Emergency Unit and 25 beds for coronary and cardiac care will reduce and improve congestion in the hospital’s overcrowded emergency room.

We’re on the List!

2019.06.27

BARIN is proud to have been selected by the Trois-Lacs School Board to be part of their five-year bank of architectural professionals. Serving the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality, the CSDTL has 25 elementary schools, three secondary schools and multiple training centres and related services.

A Director of Marketing & Communications for BARIN

2019.06.14

Clara Legault has been with the firm for over 4 years and demonstrates a talent for managing the rapidly evolving demands of the company’s marketing efforts. With a background in creative writing and graphic design, Clara will be responsible for creating and implementing the firm’s marketing and communications strategies, the development of the firm’s internal and external support materials, and the management of its marketing and communications staff.

A Renaissance at Saint-Noël-Chabanel School

2019.05.31

The demolition for the major restoration of the Découvreurs Pavilion (building of origin) of the Saint-Noël-Chabanel School has begun. Constructed in 1958, this ‘‘Streamline Style’’ building now requires envelope and structural repair, and renovation of its gymnasium wing, which includes locker rooms and administrative offices.

Spring Fever has Arrived at BARIN!

2019.05.16

Our gang could not be more excited to start our seasonal bi-weekly lunch-hour run! A healthy body supports mood and energy level and helps to make those deadlines less daunting 😊.

An Intermediate Care Facility for the Lanaudière Region

2019.04.26

The CISSS de Lanaudière wants to create 96 intermediate care beds to meet the needs in the southern part of the Lanaudière territory. The 96 places are divided into 6 islets (households) of 16 places each. Each floor is made up of 2 islands that are organized around a centralized service centre. The public space and common areas are located on the ground floor and give access to a large garden and outdoor terraces. Bright living spaces are centralized in the islets to allow residents to gather while alcoves and theme rooms are designed to attract and retain the resident with visual and tactile stimuli. Owners / Operators of La Ressource de Lanaudière: Yves Bonneville – Denis Tremblay – Sébastien Barrett

Demolition Has Begun for Concordia’s Archive Project!

2019.04.05

This interior design and refurbishment project, awarded to BARIN following a call for tenders based on quality standards, consists of creating a new centralized archive area to consolidate the existing archives dispersed throughout a variety of buildings belonging to Concordia. This “vault” addresses security concerns and climate control that are essential for the preservation of the historical archives of Concordia University.

A New Partner at BARIN

2019.03.22

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Yanick Lesage as Partner on the BARIN team. As Senior Architect with over 20 years experience, Yanick has worked as a design architect and project manager on multiple large-scale projects in the transportation, education, commercial and residential sectors. Recognized for his ability to find innovative answers within pre-established financial parameters, Yanick Lesage stands out for his knowledge of building regulations as well as for his leadership qualities.

Eye Clinic Study for the Pierre-Le Gardeur Hospital

2019.03.07

The CISSS de Lanaudière plans to proceed with renovations to the Pierre-Le Gardeur Hospital in order to host an eye clinic. Spaces currently designed for offices will be redeveloped to accommodate a reception station, a waiting room, examination rooms for various uses, a mini operating room for cataracts and other related spaces.

Not for the Faint of Heart!

2019.02.21

Designed by architect Roland Dumais and inaugurated in 1970, this brutalist-style building is requiring major renovation of its concrete facades. BARIN is overseeing the judicious repair and restoration of this heritage building, the second campus for the HEC (École des Hautes études commerciales) de Montréal. This world-renowned French-language university offers management education and research and has been training future managers who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, since 1907.

Metro Blue Line Extension

2019.02.08

Barin / Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes en consortium have won the bid for work on the extension of the Metro’s Blue Line. The project includes the addition of 5 new metro stations and Phase I’s mandate includes the technical specifications and the inputs required for tender.

CIUSSS Centre-Sud Accessibility Study

2019.02.07

Following the introduction and enforcement of Law 10, all CISSS and CIUSSS, as a result of their status as public bodies, have the new obligation to produce an action plan for persons with disabilities. The mandate of this project is to provide a reliable picture of the physical condition of the buildings that make up their real estate holdings in terms of accessibility for people with disabilities along the barrier-free path.

Saint-Noël-Chabanel School’s Phase I

2019.01.25

(Équipe BARIN SMITH VIGEANT architectes) École Saint-Noël-Chabanel, in the Saint-Michel Nord district, is one of the largest primary schools of the CSDM. It consists of two pavilions separated by 25th Avenue. The last addition was built in 2015 and the original in 1958. This first phase includes the refurbishment of the rear facade, including masonry replacement, insulation and waterproofing work, replacement of doors, frames and curtain walls, replacement of the gymnasium roof, and the redesign and upgrade of all its interior finishes. Phase II, which will consist of a complete interior renovation of the school of origin, will follow in 2020.

The STM is on the Move!

2019.01.10

BARIN is involved in the relocation of certain parts painting equipment for the STM workshops. This relocation will support the construction of the new STM complex. The services thus relocated will free the old buildings destined to be demolished in order to make room for the new complex. The relocation of these services also makes it possible to modernize and consolidate existing facilities.

The Barin/Aeco Christmas Family Photo

2018.12.21

This year, ‘’the more the merrier’’ meant joining together with our other friends and colleagues of Aeco Project Management. Our annual Christmas Party theme this year was a masquerade including cocktails, dinner, mystery games and tearing up the dance floor until the wee hours!

Residence Ste-Rose is Progressing!

2018.12.21

The expansion of this intermediate care senior’s residence is well underway with completion geared for spring 2019! The existing complex consists of two adjoining buildings, the smaller and older of which, demolished and replaced with a new and improved 6-storey building. It offers 105 units for autonomous as well as semi-autonomous living, a dementia wing, resident services on the ground floor level, as well as underground parking.

Elevator Additions at Jolicoeur Station

2018.12.14

With the aim of making public transit accessible to people with reduced mobility, the STM has launched the tender for two elevator additions at the Jolicoeur metro station. The plans and specifications for this project were prepared at the Metro Fixed Equipment Project Office by BARIN.

10 Years is Something to Celebrate!

2018.12.07

We all raised a glass to celebrate Julie Carrier’s, Alejandro Ortega’s and Éric Tessier’s 10-year milestone recently. Barin’s team expressed their personal appreciation for each of them in the form of a dedication display, with personalized notes and tributes and last but not least an inscribed trophy! Each one has made an immeasurable contribution to the success of the firm! Here’s to another 20 years at least!

Elevator Additions at Angrignon Station

2018.11.30

The STM has launched the tender for the addition of two elevators at the Angrignon metro station. The plans and specifications for this project were prepared at the Metro Fixed Equipment Project Office by BARIN. This expansion project aims to make the station accessible to people with reduced mobility.

BARIN Welcomes Jordane Bourassa as
Director of HR & Business Development

2018.11.30

We are excited to welcome Jordane to the team! Her role will include the maintenance and development of processes for a variety of HR aspects such as compensation, benefits, health and safety etc. She will support the team by devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development etc., and will oversee all HR initiatives, systems and events! In addition, she will be responsible for the consolidation of existing customers and development of new business relationships. Welcome aboard Jordane!

Envelope Restoration for Four CSDM Schools

2018.10.27

BARIN was commissioned to restore the envelopes of four schools of the CSDM, three of which have exceptional heritage value. Most are constructed of original massive brick walls with entrances in stone, limestone and sandstone, ornamented with bas and high relief. They are École Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, École Internationale de Montréal, and École Dollard-Des-Ormeaux. The fourth school, Victor-Rousselot, was built in 1971 in the modern architectural style.

Horsing Around at our Weekend Retreat!

2018.10.11

The entire BARIN team headed east to the Townships for the weekend where we tested our go-kart track design, hiked to a summit, explored the Foresta Lumina, enjoyed a pool and a hot tub, cooked together, ate together, and played together! Such a treat to change our rhythm!

Cinéma Moderne is Open for Business!

2018.09.27

The 54-seat boutique cinema and café-bar on boul. St-Laurent near Laurier, includes a post production studio for Dolby Atmos sound and colour and will serve as a venue for arthouse films and presentations by current directors. (Read more)

A Facelift for HEC – Côte-Ste-Catherine

2018.09.14

The repair of the masonry of this building by architect Dan Hanganu has been completed with care and success. The postmodern, neo-brutalist building was built in 1996 to accommodate the increasing enrollment at HEC Montréal. This French-language university business school is recognized around the world as a leader in teaching programs and management research.

We came in 5th Place!

2018.08.30

Thank you to all the organizers of the Dragon Boat activity for this beautiful afternoon outing! Each year, we improve as BARIN manages to climb a position in the standings! Congratulations to BLTA-JBC for first place! We could say that the finals were very tight!

The École Ste-Marie Addition is Proceeding on Schedule

2018.08.23

The exterior envelope work of the addition is nearing completion and the interior renovations to the existing building will be ready for the start of the new year 2019. We are on schedule!

St-Jérôme Hospital Addition is Well Underway!

2018.08.16

The foundation and steel structure are being installed for the addition of 41 beds (16 beds for psychiatric emergency and 25 beds for coronary and cardiac care) at the St-Jérôme Hospital. The delivery of the project is scheduled for the end of December 2018.

Institut Teccart Brossard Expands

2018.08.09

BARIN has been commissioned to do a preliminary feasibility study for a 40,000 sq. ft addition to the existing Teccart Institute in Brossard. The 5 or 6 storey building will offer an additional 10 classrooms, 4 labs and a top floor mezzanine cafeteria with views of the beautiful new Champlain bridge!

The CSDM’s Modular Classrooms are near Completion!

2018.08.02

The temporary modular classes added to the Marie-Favery and St-Gabriel-Lalemant schools are near completion and will be ready for the start of the new school year in August! The existing trees were successfully preserved and a visual barrier will be created by a green fence. We are now just awaiting installation of the colourful fibre cement panels and the job will be complete!

Long-Term Care Services for the Laurentian Region

2018.07.26

The CISSS des Laurentides wishes to acquire residential and long-term care services to meet needs in the southwestern part of the region.  The proposed project offers a capacity of 99 places, or 3 units of 33 beds each.

Brazilian Churrasco at BARIN’S Annual BBQ!

2018.07.20

This special treat, prepared by André Felipe and Carlos Cesar Schneider,  included a variety of meats, beef, sausage and chicken cooked on a purpose-built “churrasqueira”, a barbecue grill with supports for spits or skewers. The slow roast over real wood charcoal offered flavour beyond compare. And the company was great too!

St-Noël-Chabanel Elementary School to Undergo a Major Restoration

2018.07.13

BARIN, in consortium with Smith Vigeant Architectes, has been awarded the mandate for the major restoration of the Decouvreurs Pavilion (building of origin) of the St-Noël-Chabanel School. The program consists of envelope and structural repair, renovation of gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms and administrative offices.

A New Contract for the Commission scolaire de Laval

2018.07.05

Our firm has been retained by the Commission scolaire de Laval as architectural professionals for a mandate of asset maintenance for a period of three years.

Teccart Institute Expands it’s Campus

2018.06.29

Present in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for more than sixty years, the TECCART Institute is a subsidized private college that offers technical training at the college level. In addition to the sectors of Industrial Electrical Engineering and New Information and Communication Technologies, the Institute added training programs in fashion design and trade, interior design, advertising design and 3D animation design. In order to accommodate the growing demands of enrollment, BARIN will be renovating its current premises at 3030 Hochelaga, and 2995 and 2975 on the north side, as well as designing a new addition which will join together two of the existing buildings.

Five New Preschool Classrooms for École Marc-Favreau

2018.06.21

With the increased demand for student placement and the school’s lack of property available for development, an annexed school nearby is the logical solution for accommodating the 130-student increase. BARIN has been mandated to design five preschool classrooms and an indoor activity room in this 700m2 existing building as well as a modest sized outdoor playground to meet the physical activity needs of the preschool children.

BARIN’S Office Expansion is Complete – With a Disco?

2018.06.14

Yes indeed! Why not?

Atwill Morin Builds from Scratch!

2018.06.07

The Atwill-Morin Group specializes in the repair and restoration of existing masonry structures for commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and heritage projects in both Quebec and Ontario. The group has recently taken on an unusual project in the development of their own property near the Angus Yards in Montreal’s East end, and BARIN will be collaborating with them on it. The goal will be the creation of a 5 storey 52,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building with offices and commercial space on the ground floor.

A New Cinema for the Mile End

2018.05.17

BARIN is collaborating with Cinéma Moderne, to create a 60-seat boutique cinema with a café-bar on boul. St-Laurent near Laurier. The project includes a post production studio for color and Dolby Atmos sound and will be a venue for arthouse films and presentations by current directors.

Super Volleyball Tournament 2018

2018.05.08

Thank you to all the organizers and for the formidable challenge put forth by the many notable Montreal architectural, project management and engineering firms. BARIN, true to form, participated in the final of pool “B” but lost to BPA by 2 points … We could say that the engineers had the best of us!

Photo : Patrick-Hugh Tiernnan

BARIN’S Office Expansion is Underway

2018.05.04

Our team keeps expanding and so do our offices! Our latest office renovation is well underway and will be ready for occupation in a week or two. Flexibility and adaptation is the key!

BARIN Wins Contract for the Old Port of Montreal

2018.05.01

The Old Port of Montréal Corporation manages, develops and holds activities on a large urban site which is dedicated to recreation, tourism and culture. The site houses the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre. BARIN is happy to announce that they have been added to the Corporation’s list of professionals until 2021!

A New Alzheimer’s Home in Verdun

2018.04.26

Inspired by a Dutch concept, the new “Alzheimer’s Home’’ Maison l’étincelle,  welcomes residents into a framed yet flexible environment. A park with lush greenery and a café bistro line the walls of the corridor and a warm yet trendy dining room with a library and fireplace create a warm and welcoming destination. Each of the private rooms are personalized to the occupant’s interests: Montreal Canadian’s colours for a hockey fan, a nature décor for a fishing enthusiast. Addressing their loss of time and space, this ‘’fabricated’’ environment gives the residents the impression of living in a large house in an urban setting with a view through its false windows. Read more

Another Evening out at the Sugar Shack!

2018.04.20

There’s nothing like a crackling fire, good food and great company to end a busy week. Winter’s silver lining!

Résidence St-Rose Construction Begins

2018.04.13

The expansion of this senior’s residence has begun in earnest! The existing complex consists of two adjoining buildings, the smaller and older of which will be demolished and replaced with a new and improved 7-storey building offering 107 units with resident services on the ground floor level.

A New Safe Injection Site for Ontario Street

2018.04.06

A new safe injection site, Spectre de Rue, has opened on Ontario near Panet Street. It is the fourth of its kind to open in Montreal since last June. The clinic-style site offers a supervised, safe environment for drug users, supplying them with clean needles and their safe disposal, reducing exposure to the associated risks of intravenous drug use and alleviating the potential hazards to the public.

Feasibility Study for la Grande Bibliothèque

2018.04.01

This material and sun study aims at evaluating the impact of the expansion of the BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) on the surrounding built environment. The exercise makes it possible to analyze the projected shading of this new volume according to the number of floors, and to demonstrate how it successfully harmonizes with the neighbourhood’s existing buildings.

O Cartier Condominiums are Completed!

2018.03.20

Construction is completed at O Cartier, a luxury 15-floor, 153-unit residential building, distinguished by its ecological approach.