407 McGill Office Expansion°

location: Montreal, Canada

client: DevMcGill & Group MACH

° Project initiated as Senior Partner & Co-founder of NOMADE/Lauzon Pelland architects and finished as CCO & Senior Partner at Lemay

The Challenge

The initial 2002 brief asked for an autonomous residential building on a 9-meter-wide site located along historic McGill Street and contiguous to the recently renovated heritage 407 McGill. The challenge was to achieve a functional, financially viable and iconic building that would integrate within the historical context while being unabashedly modern.

The Response

Initially launched as high-end tower dubbed “MTL” in 2002, the project evolved into an extension of the neighboring 407 office building, thus liberating the floorplate. Taking its cues from the MTL concept, the final composition plays off the Neo-Renaissance facade of the 407 McGill while clearly affirming its modern office parentage. Delivered in 2018, the 409 is an urban insert jewel 16 years in the making.





Selected Press Release

Photos by David Boyer photographe

Concept Sketch
Nightview elevation on McGill
View along McGill Street
2002 MTL concept rendering
View corner of McGill & Lemoyne
Corner view
Detail of integration with 407 McGill
Elevation detail on McGill
Groundfloor Elevation