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Julia Gersovitz O.C.

Partner

Overview

EVOQ Architecture & Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet architects et associ_s architectes (FGMDA)

Experience

Julia Gersovitz is a founding Partner of EVOQ and leads the firms large-scale heritage projects. Julia began her career in conservation when the discipline was still undeveloped in Canada. She is considered a national leader in the field of conservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Combining heritage protection with design, her architectural approach aims at maintaining or re-establishing the relevance of buildings of all ages for the present and the future. Julia has a thorough understanding of cultural, economic, functional and regulatory issues related to making interventions on heritage sites. Her ability to reconcile protection needs with contemporary expectations has been recognized in numerous award-winning projects. In addition to her practice, Julia has been an adjunct professor at McGill University School of Architecture since 1980, teaching conservation and history courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She continues to be a visiting professor in Canada and abroad. Julia has also served as a member of numerous design review commissions, at both the provincial and municipal levels. Her community engagement has included directorships on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations, including Heritage Montreal. In June 2018, Julia was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work in conservation architecture.