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Proposed new building in the downtown business district

Design and construction

A project consistent with the HEC MontrÉal image

HEC Montréal wants this new building in the downtown business district to reflect the principles that have allowed it to earn a place as one of the world’s leading business schools.

This commitment will be visible in three key regards: modernity, functionality and sustainability:

  • a modern, distinct and timeless architectural identity, allowing the building to fit in lastingly and seamlessly with the Montréal cityscape;
  • spaces designed for a diverse clientele, functional, on a human scale, accessible, warm and welcoming, to provide all users with an exceptional experience (cutting-edge technology, spaces suited to informal exchanges and collaborative work, fostering community, etc.);
  • a thoughtful and creative approach, taking account of contemporary sustainability principles (LEED certification), with technologies corresponding to best practices in the field.

A model of financial management

The School also hopes that the project will serve as a model of rigorous, intelligent and innovative financial management, consistent with the practices it espouses in its teaching and its own governance.

A model of integrated design

HEC Montréal wants to adopt an integrated design process (IDP), allowing it to:

  • develop a common vision of the project;
  • set performance objectives; and
  • develop solutions for reaching its objectives, in terms of content and quality as well as the budget and timeline.

Multidisciplinary workshops will be held, as a way of drawing on the creativity of all the professionals at HEC Montréal, so as to solve problems and quickly reach a consensus regarding project issues.

Design and construction professionals

Architects Provencher Roy Associés Architectes Inc.
Structural/civil engineering SDK / MHA consortium
Mechanical/electrical engineering Pageau Morel / Bouthillette Parizeau consortium
Project managers WSP Canada inc.
Modelling of the physical and functional
characteristics of the building (BIM)
Groupe Schéma inc.
Functional, technical and operational program (FTOP) CIM – Conseil / DMA Architectes
Soil studies Groupe Qualitas
September 20, 2017
A geotechnical study to gather more data on the site

In order to characterize the soil, determine the bearing capacity and gather some data essential for designing its new building, HEC Montréal plans to conduct a geotechnical study on the site of the future building.

The study will include probes in certain locations on the site, along with temporary test pits. The work will be done during normal working hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) starting September 21 and will last about eight days. Once the study has been completed, the work crew will return the grounds to their original condition.


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