Claude Provencher Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – The partners and colleagues of Provencher Roy are deeply saddened to announce the loss of Claude Provencher, award-winning architect and co-founder of the firm, on May 6, 2022, at the age of 72.
According to canadianinteriors.com, Claude Provencher, one of the pioneers of Canada’s new urban design movement in the late 1970s, will be recognized for his bold, modern projects that honor the genius loci. He battled for the profession’s recognition in Quebec throughout his long career, believing in the added value architecture gives to society.
He co-founded Provencher Roy in Montréal with Michel Roy in 1983 and served as its senior designer for four decades. Claude Provencher took a critical look at the city and quickly made a name for himself with his avant-garde proposals, always keeping economic and social factors in mind.
He took on the fate of a run-down block in the heart of Old Montréal at the end of the 1980s. The World Trade Centre Montréal translated into an engaging campus vision in which urban design and architecture are woven together by modernity, revitalizing an entire sector of the city and representing today an enduring legacy project for the practice and for the community as the most visionary and transformative urban renewal project of its time.
Claude Provencher made a major contribution to our architectural legacy by his aesthetics, open-mindedness, and steadfast commitment. He was passionate, exuberant, perceptive, constructive, and emotive.
He preferred a subtle and colorful language over a hallmark approach. Through inclusive, meaningful, and sustainable architecture, his work revolutionized society to build living environments that respect citizens and the built environment, ensuring that the human experience always takes first.
There are numerous buildings in Montréal that bear his name today. Throughout his career, he was inspired by this city’s varied seasons and ever-changing river. What a wonderful challenge it was for him to create structures that thrive in both the sun and the snow.
What an honor it is to design for this city known for its high quality of life. Looking back on his work, one thing becomes clear: Claude Provencher has returned a hundredfold with beauty, sensitivity, and modesty what the city inspired him to do.
Provencher Roy’s partners and employees send their sympathies to his wife and family.