OUR FIRM

Imagine, Design, Create

As an architectural firm established in Laval for more than 40 years,
Giasson Farregut Ménard (GFM) makes its mark in a wide variety of real estate projects,
by favouring an approach based on lasting relationships.
Active listening and understanding of the issues allow the firm
to meet the needs of a diversified clientele, for projects of all types and sizes.

As an architectural firm established in Laval for more than 40 years, Giasson Farregut Ménard (GFM) makes its mark in a wide variety of real estate projects, by favouring an approach based on lasting relationships. Active listening and understanding of the issues allow the firm to meet the needs of a diversified clientele, for projects of all types and sizes.

SEE OUR WORK

THE FACES BEHIND THE NAME

Yannick Giasson

President | Project Manager

Bachelor in architecture with a professional master’s degree in CAD at the University of Montreal in 2001, Yannick Giasson is employed by Giasson Farregut architectes inc. since his university graduation.

At the same time, he owned his own quality control company, gaining good experience as a manager and administrator. Since 2016, he has taken over from his father, Frédéric Giasson, as an associate architect.

He actively participates, as a project manager, in all phases of a project’s development, from preliminary to construction, including execution plans. Mainly oriented in the multi-residential sector, he is currently working on several large-scale projects, including a 40-story high-rise (budget of $ 75 million).

Guillermo Farregut

Founder | Expert Consultant

After having lived successively in Spain, France and Italy, Guillermo Farregut settled in Montreal where he obtained a bachelor of architecture in 1975. Founding partner of the Giasson Farregut office, Guillermo Farregut has developed a solid reputation as a project manager for numerous large-scale projects.

Within the firm, he is primarily responsible for office operations, both in project execution and design. His vast experience and his varied practice have enabled him to touch all areas of the profession.

Endowed with a methodical spirit and an honest communicator, his interventions and advice are rational and relevant, in order not only to support the project managers in their tasks, but also to allow everyone to benefit from his notable experience.

Lorraine Ménard

Vice President | Project Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in architecture, she has been taking over from Giasson Farregut Architects Inc. since January 2018, along with her partner, Yannick Giasson. She actively participates in all phases of a project’s development, from preliminary to construction, including design and execution plans.

Over the years, projects of all types and sizes have been entrusted to it, in the commercial, industrial, residential and institutional sectors. Her thoroughness, memory, great analytical skills and versatility make her a very valuable resource, both in the development of a project and in its execution.

She is particularly familiar with the constraints related to heavy industrial environments, construction constraints when buildings are occupied and in activity, then work in unionized environments.

Imagine

At the base of any architectural project, there’s an idea, a dream or a need to be satisfied. At GFM Architects, we take the time to listen to you to understand your goals and help you define the project you want to achieve. This essential step is also an opportunity to approach all the issues to be considered and the opportunities to be seized in order to plan the project according to your choices, the environment and your budget and the regulatory framework in force.

Design

This is the stage during which your project takes shape in the mind of our team of architects. From the completion of the first sketches to the finalization of plans and specifications, several steps will validate the chosen options, correct certain details, obtain all the necessary permits, choose the materials, establish the budget and retain professional services (builders, engineers, etc.) to ensure the project’s success.

Create

At the time of putting together the conceptualized project, while the building site is underway, our role remains just as essential. We also supervises the completion of the work to ensure that construction is carried out according to plans and specifications and the established schedule. Furthermore, we work with responsible engineers and contractors to solve any problems and modify plans if necessary.