Et si la beauté rendait heureux is not only the title of the book of our two speakers but also the central theme of their fascination for the environment surrounding us, the city, and our society.
Pierre Thibault is the famous Canadian architect behind the studio bearing his name. Very sensitive to the exceptional power behind the change of seasons in Quebec, those elements guide his unique design process, as do mankind and nature. His mandates are varied and have landed him a number of prizes including the Prix d’excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec at the very beginning of his career. The exhibitions he has presented, in addition to his experience as a speaker and guest professor across the globe testify to his passion and world-renowned expertise. Indeed, Paris, New York, London, Milan, Stockholm, Geneva, and Taiwan know him! Published in specialized magazines in Europe and America such as Casa da Abitare, Dwell, Beaux-Arts, and Architectural Record, his projects have been discussed in several television reports and in a documentary, L’espace que j’ai vu.
Editor-in-chief at La Presse, François Cardinal is amazed by the architect’s work. Having made his mark as a communications expert, speaker, and commentator on television and radio, he is recognized for his involvement in his community.