I am an architect with 16 years experience, 10 of which are with international practices. I have worked on projects in Quebec, the Middle East, China and the United States and have created spaces adapted to the values and traditions of different clients.  My work spans cultural and commercial projects.

 

Before returning to Quebec, I contributed to the re-design of the Lincoln Centre Philharmonic Hall while representing Heatherwick Studio in New York.  I regularly met with LCDP client team and external consultants to ensure that project objectives are met, which involved not only creating a brand new experience for the performance goers, but also an improved logistics and financial performance of the hall.

 

From 2008 to 2016, I worked at Foster + Partners, London, contributing as a designer to projects such as the Masdar Institute of Sciences and Technology and leading individual mandates within the Global Financial Centre in Shanghai.  My focus was on the 230 key hotel, the public spaces of the office towers and the ground level retail experience.  I was also in charge of developing the design of the Creative Community within the Dubai Design District, a 60,000 sq.m. development providing young designers of all trades a space to work and showcase their products.  It was exciting to work with forward thinking clients, whose vision was to create a project which combined art galleries with workshops and differently themed markets within a pedestrian friendly retail precinct, distinct from many Middle Eastern shopping malls. I was made Associate at Foster + Partners in 2014.

 

I acquired my professional experience in Canada working on two major cultural projects - the Theatre of Vieux Terrebonne within the consortium of Atelier t.a.g / JLP architects and the performance venue of Dolbeau-Mistassini within the consortium of Paul Laurendeau / JLP architects.   I also worked with the office of l’Étude Louis Brillant on projects of historic restoration such as the convent of the Sisters of Sainte-Anne, the church of Saints-Anges-Gardiens and Maison de Mère d’Youville.  Together with Louis Brillant I was the designer of the stained glass windows of the Mount Royal Cemetery Chapel, whose imagery blend modernity and tradition.

 

I opened i•on architecture studio in 2017.

MONTREAL, QC

LONDON, UK

NEW YORK, NY

706 Av. Victoria

Westmount, Québec

H3Y 2S1

T. 1.514.703.1071

E. ion@irinanazarova.com