Lister's Headquarters°

location: Montreal, Canada

client: Lister's & DevMcGill inc.

° Project co-designed as Senior Partner of Lauzon Pelland (NOMADE)

The Challenge

To deliver an iconic yet unassuming building to house the offices, store and workshop for the legacy Montreal keymaker within a tight budget and a 700 square meter footprint.

The Response




In true Brandscaping form, the disarmingly simple scheme proposes a visual take on the core purpose of its owner with a building outline as floating graphic "key" cut-out, expressed in 3d shape. The 2-storey red “urban-berg” is a playful response to its corner site and embodies the DNA of the locale with bright color scheme neighboring fire station and containers storage yard.

Photos by David Boyer photographer

Concept Sketch
View from Condé
Elevation along Condé
Corner of Condé & Wellington
Detail of Wellington facade
Corner of Centre street
Elevation on Centre Street
Back elevation
Detail along Wellington