“Todd, Paul and the rest of the G+R team, a few words to describe our experience with you on this project – professionalism, quality work and results! As always, you’ve delivered over and above on a highly sophisticated project under the tightest of timelines. On behalf of the Aeroterm team, thank you for being a dependable development partner. We look forward to working with you again soon – many projects are on the horizon!”

obm_logoAlexi Lachambre
VP Development and Investments

“The Old Brewery Mission has undergone some major changes to its services and many of these changes required renovations to our pavilions.

Retrofitting buildings which were designed for purposes other than providing support to homeless individuals has been a perennial challenge requiring creativity, practicality, cost effectiveness and innovative thinking in problem solving.

These attributes are the hallmark of our experience with Grenier + Richards and as we have become a leader in the field of homelessness, G+R can rightfully share a portion of the credit.”

obm_logoMatthew Pearce
CEO, Old Brewery Mission
See the end of homelessness
Proud recipient of two Health and Social Services Awards of Excellence for our transition programs and affordable supported housing project.

“When the Brick entered the Quebec market in 2002, Grenier + Richards was selected to develop a base building design template for all new outlets in the province. As it came time to fit-up the new store interiors, G+R was the natural choice to provide the required architectural services.

Now 16 years and dozens of stores later, Grenier + Richards remains a valued partner, handling all of our major new stores and store renovations in Eastern Canada.

Their bilingual team continues to offer quick response time, professional service and creative design solutions. We appreciate the contribution that G+R has and continues to make to our business.”

brickDennis Allen
Director of Store Design
The Brick Group

“DeSerres has counted on Grenier + Richards to assist with our recent phase of new store roll-outs and upgrades.

Their involvement has been key to the success of these projects. Their excellent team is involved from the preliminary conception through to the successful completion of each project. Grenier + Richards are true and valued partners and contributors to DeSerres.”

deSerresJulie Gravel
Chargée de projets aménagement

“As a structural engineer, I have had the opportunity of collaborating with over 100 architectural firms. Some firms offer excellent design and planning capabilities, others have technical knowledge and experience, while others give prompt service.

Grenier + Richards offer all of the above. For this reason, I have recommended Paul, Todd, and their team for many projects, and my clients have never been disappointed.”

bca_logoRoger Bartosh, Eng., CEO
BCA Consultants Inc.

“When our YouTube business decided to change locations and to renovate a new space, we were faced with a very narrow time frame within which to have the architectural drawings produced for submission to the City. We turned to Grenier + Richards Architecture to help us out. Todd and Annie not only offered excellent suggestions as to how to improve our proposed layout and design, but they also met the submission deadline with a professional and comprehensive set of drawings.

Good relationships are important for any project to run smoothly. We cannot say enough good things about the GRA team. It was such a pleasure to work with them. They were always available to answer our questions and they gave us invaluable advice regarding the construction and finishes.

If NileRed should require the services of an architectural firm again, we will definitely be calling upon Grenier + Richards to work with us.”

“Working with Grenier + Richards to renovate our modest home was the right choice for our family. With GRA’s help we were able to double the size of the spaces we use every day, without the cost and complications of an extension. By reorganising the existing plan, the architect helped us stay in our current house while adapting it to our growing family. We are thrilled with the results and are already thinking about our next project!”

Catherine Hamé, Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs

“In a project to renovate an old duplex in Montreal, we had the challenge to create more space in an apartment on 2 floors. Grenier + Richards took charge of our project and patiently listened to our needs. The necessary steps were explained to us, and they guided us in making the permit application with the city.

Grenier + Richards presented a concept that took into consideration all design constraints that can be associated with an older unit in a closely packed neighborhood. The firm brings an expertise that is reliable, reassuring and current, in an urban context where less and less space will be available for housing. We were therefore able to respect municipal regulations and optimise the space available on our property, all while remaining in visual harmony with the existing architectural style of the neighborhood.

Thank you for helping us to prepare for our new life in Montreal.”

Marika and Martial

“In 2009 my husband and I happened on a fabulous 1908 attached townhouse. The advantage and drawback to the property was that it needed a complete renovation, as nothing had been changed with the exception of the kitchen and powder room sometime pre 1980.

We were introduced to Todd Richards of Grenier + Richards, and he effortlessly guided us through the complicated process of a Westmount renovation.

The reconfiguration of some areas and preservation of other areas in the house were done with grace. Todd offered excellent design suggestions, and also embraced some of our requested design ideas so that the final design was really right for our needs.

The discussions were easy and he took the time to work out exactly what we were trying to achieve. He oversaw the work in the a responsible manner and it was a pleasure working with him and his team.

Seven years later, in 2016, we once again hired Grenier + Richards to redesign our front porch. It was just as easy and fun to work with them the second time around.”

Sara Maud Lydiatt-Vanier
Westmount, Québec

“We renovated the kitchen in our 80 year old house last year and Grenier + Richards Architecture was essential to the success of the project. They were involved and integral to the planning of the project and the design of the space.

Our original layout was chopped up, and Todd was able to propose a design that was open and airy, yet still faithful to the overall look and feel of our house.

During the construction phase, he was available to our contractors to ensure that the project was performed to high standards and to maintain the integrity of our house. We love our new kitchen – it has transformed the way we use our house!

GRA also designed our cottage: ten years later, we still appreciate the overall design, the flow of the house, its liveability.”

Andrea Benedetti, Ph.D. & Tom Koutsavlis, MD
Montréal (NDG), Québec

“Thanks for all your great attention to detail and support throughout the project.

Our kitchen addition turned-out beautifully with a harmonious sense of space and design that marries perfectly with the rest of the house.

We are very pleased with the results and expect to spend a great deal of quality family time in our new kitchen for many years to come.”

Theo Homa & Anna Romano
Westmount Québec

“We recently hired Grenier + Richards to redesign the front entrance of our condominium building. They presented us a proposal that updated our entrance while respecting the mid-century design. Their solution was respectful of the municipality’s guidelines and was instrumental in acquiring permit approval by the Westmount Planning Advisory Committee on the first submission.

Grenier + Richards was attentive to our mandate in that the overall design direction would not become outdated, material choices would be durable with minimum maintenance requirement and the overall project cost would remain within our budget.

We were so pleased with our interaction with Grenier + Richards on our first project, that we hired them again to plan a new air conditioning installation in our condominium building. Grenier + Richards explained every step of the planning and advised us on how to tender the project and structure our construction contract. Once again they were successful in obtaining permits in a timely schedule for an installation that was complicated and required a custom solution.”

For Les Condos 4500
Helen van Emmerik
4500 de Maisonneuve W, Westmount Quebec

“In 2017, we razed our century old lakeside cottage to build a traditional timber-frame house. The objective was to showcase traditional craftsman-type construction and style, combining a “country, lakeside setting” look with modern-day comfort. I spent years researching and learning about timber frame construction and architecture, before devising detailed plans for the new build.

Having been impressed by many of their projects around our community we asked long-time friend Todd Richards of Grenier + Richards to critique and contribute to our plans. His suggestions took our project from good to outstanding – adding or modifying critical elements to the look, profile, balance and flow of the house, both inside and out.

He also proposed practical solutions to issues arising between engineer, timber-framers and contractor. His availability, patience and directness were truly appreciated in this self-build project.”

Rafik Greiss
Lac Marois, Québec