• Saint-Laurent (Montreal), Canada

Bibliothèque du Boisé

  • Company

    In Consortium *
  • Architect

    Cardinal Hardy*, Labonté Marcil, Éric Pelletier* architectes in consortium (*now Lemay)
  • Client

    City of Montreal
  • Location

    Saint-Laurent (Montreal), Canada
  • Year

    2013
  • Size

    66,305 sq. ft.
  • Mandate

    Architecture

Winner of more than 20 design awards, Montreal’s Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay is a shining example of the 21st century library. Seamless integration with natural, urban and social environments has helped establish the facility as the borough’s cultural, technological and social hub. A record number of users have visited the library, four times more than initially estimated.


Winner of over 20 awards and mentions, including:

2017 Green Building Award – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

2016 Platinum Award, Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture – American Architecture Prize

2015 Best of Canada, Institutional category – Canadian Interiors Magazine

2015 Grand Prix of Excellence in Architecture – Quebec Order of Architects

2014 Canadian Green Building Award – Canada Green Building Council

2010 Excellence Award – Canadian Architect Magazine


  • Services

  • Architecture

  • Interior Design

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Sustainability

  • Urban Design

  • Master Planning

  • Artistic Direction

  • Branding & Graphic Design

  • Urban Planning

  • Types

  • Residential

  • Hospitality

  • Mixed Use

  • Leisure and Entertainment

  • Parks and Public Spaces

  • Workplace

  • Learning and Cultural

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation

  • Public Services