The Conservatory Restoration Project Shortlisted for an Excellence in Architecture Award

We are proud to share that the Westmount Conservatory restoration project is the among the finalists for the Prix d’excellence en architecture 2023. Established by the Ordre des Architectes du Québec (OAQ) in 1978, the programme recognizes the work of local architects by highlighting exemplary projects throughout the province. 

In September 2015, significant deterioration led to the closure of the Conservatory to the public. The restoration of this building, a place deeply tied to the identity of our City, was no small undertaking. In June of 2022 its doors opened again, revealing a complete restoration that preserves the unique exterior appearance of this heritage structure. On the inside, a full interior redesign emphasizes universal accessibility so all our residents may enjoy the unique beauty of this location. 

The jury of the Prix d’excellence en architecture evaluates projects based on several criteria, including inclusivity and universal accessibility, as well as integration into the socioecological transition currently underway. Winners will be announced on April 21 and the public may vote on their favourite project among the finalists until March 30 by visiting the website of the OAQ. 


Photo: Maxime Brouillet