2019 Award of Excellence – Documentation and Planning

Campus du Fort de la Montagne Master Plan (Montreal)

Awarded to:

Eric Stein, EVOQ Architecture Inc.

The Award of Excellence in Documentation and Planning was given to Eric Stein (EVOQ Architecture Inc.) for the Campus du Fort de la Montagne Master Plan. The judges described the project as comprehensive and thorough, and an important document that effectively utilizes the Standards and Guidelines in dialogue with several other competing requirements and interests to ensure the ongoing viability of the site’s  built and natural heritage cultural assets.


In August 2017, The Priests of Saint-Sulpice of Montreal (a.k.a. the Sulpicians) mandated EVOQ Architecture to produce a master plan supporting development and enhancement projects on the site of the Sulpicians’ seminary, the Grand Séminaire de Montréal, a property subject to multiple levels of official heritage recognition. The Campus du Fort de la Montagne Master Plan (Plan directeur du Campus du Fort de la Montagne), published in June 2018, aims to guide present and future stakeholders in the development and consolidation of the property’s foundational theological and educational missions. This reference document communicates the global intentions for the site, conceived as a campus, to stakeholders including the Collège de Montréal secondary school (which already occupies a part of the site), potential new partners from culture and education, the City of Montreal, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (Quebec’s culture and communications Ministry), and multiple Federal heritage authorities.