The Phenix

Crafting a workplace for the future

  • Client

    Lemay and Groupe Mach

  • Location

    Montreal, Canada

  • Year

    Ongoing

  • Mandate

    Architecture, Branding and graphic design, Sustainability, Strategy, Interiors, Structural engineering

3 AwARDs

2018
Institut de développement urbain du Québec (IDU)

Lemay's Montreal office hosts some 350 professionals and is an experimental laboratory for innovations in sustainability and workplace design.

The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture

It was already a socially and environmentally responsible gesture to plant itself at the heart of Montreal’s South-West borough, an up-and-coming neighbourhood also home to the firm’s own humble beginnings.  But instead of designing a new building, Lemay chose to transform a neglected 1950s-era warehouse into offices for its growing transdisciplinary team. It seized the opportunity to design a unique work environment for testing out new concepts and approaches in support of the design excellence and sustainable development leadership Lemay offers its clients.

Greenery permeates the indoor space year-round: a living green wall, climbing plant modules and a green room improve indoor air quality and balance humidity, while promoting a vital natural connection and fostering well-being. All office areas have access to daylight and views, reducing the need for artificial lighting.

The Phenix boasts a rare (maximum) 3-star Fitwel rating and is aiming for LEED-Platinum certification as well as Zero Carbon Building Standard – Performance and Living Building Challenge – Petal Certification.

  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture
  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture
  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture
  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture
  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture
  • The Phenix - 3500 Saint-Jacques lemay Architecture