Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine House

Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine

Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine

Architectes en série is a video series documenting projects published in the reference manual of Québec’s association of private-practice architects. They feature interviews with architects along with their collaborators and clients that provide insights into their work and added value.

Episode 5 looks at the work of architects through the major project to restore the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine House. Anik Shooner, architect and President of Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes (MSDL), and her client explain the challenges they overcame to restore this significant example of Québec’s built heritage and reminder of Montréal’s history, while ensuring its exemplary integration with the downtown urban landscape. This video also illustrates the leadership role played by the architect, who had to steer all of the project participants in the same direction to ensure the quality of the completed building, while also considering the involvement of the client, who was determined to preserve the original house. 

This video is part of an online series initiated and funded by the Association des Architectes en pratique privée du Québec (@AAPPQ) in collaboration with Montréal’s Bureau du design and with support from fdp – Private Management.

Financial support was also provided through the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montréal between the City of Montréal and the Government of Québec.

View the other videos in the series on the AAPPQ website.