The Facteur D Award for Architecture has been awarded to the Ville de Longueuil, Manon Asselin, and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte (JLP), architects in consortium, for the Raymond-Lévesque Library. The design team included Asselin (architect, project manager), Katsuhiro Yamazaki (designer), and Tom Balaban (architect, designer) for Manon Asselin architecte, as well as Nicolas Ranger (operation manager) and Michel Bourassa (construction supervisor) for JLP et associés architectes. Asselin and Yamazaki are currently Gerald Sheff Visiting Professors in Architecture at the School, and Balaban has been an Adjunct Professor. All three are McGill graduates.
From the Facteur D website: "Facteur D is a unique event concept focused on showing companies and public organizations the economic and social benefits of investing in quality architecture, design and planning. Facteur D is reinventing the design award paradigm, analysing not only the aesthetic and technical factors, but the direct economic and social value of the project for the client."
The Raymond-Lévesque Library was one of seven finalists in the Architecture category (one of seven design categories) in the Facteur D Awards. For further information and photos of the Raymond-Lévesque Library, please visit the awards webpage.