Bernard Olivier

Bernard Olivier

Senior Architect and Partner, MOAQ


Bernard Olivier was the first employee of L’OEUF and became a partner in the firm in 2003. His diverse experience includes a key coordination role in the study for the redevelopment of the Seville Theater block in Montreal. He advises a variety clients on sustainability issues for different projects. Currently he is in charge of the new intensive care unit for newborns at a Montreal research hospital for Children. For Chez Soi, a new 91 apartment building, at Benny Farm, Montreal, he coordinated the design team and saw the project through to completion, including site supervision. Numerous water and energy saving technologies were integrated to the building during construction. The project is designed to attain a LEED GOLD rating.Bernard Olivier was a Teaching Assistant at l’Université de Montréal, from fall 2002 to fall 2004 for the Design and construction integrated studio. He has also been invited as a Faculty lecturer for the design studio at McGill University and Guest critic for design studios for Montréal, McGill, UQAM and Waterloo universities.As a member of the planning advisory committee of the town of Beaconsfield (2000-2001), Bernard Olivier reviewed the design of proposed building projects.As a member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec environment committee (1999-2003), Bernard Olivier organized the popular Mardi Vert lecture series on sustainable design issues. 


1997 – Master of architecture M. Arch. History and theory program, McGill University, Montréal, thesis advisor: Alberto Pérez-Gómez (thesis paper “L’analogue d’Aldo Rossi“) 1992 – Bachelor of architecture B.Arch. McGill University, Montréal, McConnell entrance scholarship Shaver Travelling scholarship (Vienna, – Budapest, Prague and Berlin) Alcan-Arcop scholarship

Professional Experience

2002-present – L’OEUF, Pearl Poddubiuk et associés architectes – Senior architect partner since January 2003 O.B.N.L. Chez soi, Montréal, 91 apartments for seniors, design team coordination and construction supervision Renovation of Newborn intensive care unit, Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, project architect Study for the renovation of the rooftop greenhouse, Montréal, Hall Building, Concordia University, project architect Renovation of CPE de mon coeur daycare, Montréal, project architect Darling Foundry phase 2, Montréal, work spaces for artists, project architect, (joint venture with Desnoyers Mercure architectes) Study of environmental aspects of Brick veneer steel stud construction Best Practice Guide for CMHC, assistant to project architect Feasability study for an urban greenhouse for community group Ecoinitiatives, project architect Sustainable redevelopment of Seville Theater block, Montréal, assistant to project architect Sadaka Residence, Ville-Mont-Royal, project architect Lapalme Residence, Montréal, project architect Complexe Guy Favreau conference center, Montréal, Environmental coordination for the renovation, project architect Huron-Wendat first nations museum, Wendake, QC, Architectural competition design team member Saint-Hyacinthe Theater, Sain-Hyacinthe, QC, Architectural competition, design team member 2000-2002 – Abante Inspection inc., Baie-d’Urfé, QC Man-machine interface designer and software development 1998-2000 – Lemoyne Lapointe Magne architectes, Montreal – Intermediate architect Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Montréal, Concordia University, Project architect for phase 2. Functional and technical program development with user representatives. Schematic design, design development and contract documents. Partial involvement in site supervision. Library of Parliment Annex, Ottawa, ON, Design development for parts of interiors and built-in furniture. Canadian National headquarters renovation, Montréal, Project architect for the renovation of four floors of the 1950s building. Design with different user groups. Construction supervision. New science building at Loyola Campus, Concordia University, Montréal, Architectural competition, Design team member 1998 – Rubin et Rotman architectes, Montreal – Junior architect Factory and offices for FCI Electronics, Dorval, project architect for a design-build proposal for a 18 000 sq. m. building, including production, offices and laboratories. In collaboration with Broccolini Construction. Regional headquarters for Wawanesa, Mont-Royal, Design development and construction documents for exterior envelope. 1993-98 – L’OEUF, Pearl Poddubiuk architectes, Montreal – Intern and junior architect EcoResidences, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, MacDonald Campus, McGill University. In charge of construction drawings and specifications. Site supervision for first phase of construction. Habitations Saint-Ambroise, Montréal, Construction drawings coordination and production for 4 unit condominium project. Habitations Communautaires Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal. Renovation of 32 logements. In charge of construction drawings and specifications for the renovation of 32 apartments. Participation to site supervision.