ERA Architects/ Kubanek Architecte
Jan Kubanek OAQ OAA CAHP is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture and an architect specializing in building preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse. Jan also holds a diploma in construction carpentry and has worked on a variety of construction sites, experiences that have broadened and deepened his understanding of construction practices and traditions. As such he has over 20 years of combined experience in architecture, conservation and construction.
Jan’s aptitudes and expertise make him well suited for complex projects requiring a high level of sensitivity and thoughtfulness. For this reason, Jan has extensive experience working with both public and private sector clients such as the federal and provincial governments, public agencies, academic institutions and developers. He also has expertise in residential projects, both as an architect and a carpenter.
Jan’s project portfolio covers a wide variety of projects, such as the rehabilitation of the Senate of Canada Building, formerly Ottawa’s Union Station built in 1912; the rehabilitation of Toronto’s Union Station Train Shed, a National Historic Site built in 1929; the Édifice Ernest-Cormier (Quebec Court of Appeals) and the Édifice Gérald-Godin both in Old Montreal; the rehabilitation of the grand entrance doors at the Bordeaux Prison in the Montreal borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville; the conservation of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site completed in 1832; and multiple adaptive reuse projects of heritage buildings for the University of Toronto.
Jan is fluently bilingual in English and French, both spoken and written.