May 29, 2018
by Canadian Architect
National Bank is proud to announce that the firm of Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes has been appointed to design its new Montreal heqdquarters following a selection process that lasted several weeks. Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes has a team of more that 115 professionals, making it one of the largest architecture and design firms in Canada. With experience in the institutional, corporate, cultural and residential sectors, the group is recognized as a leader in design, construction, project management and innovation.
“We are honoured to be designing National Bank’s new head office, a landmark and unique legacy for the City of Montreal,” said Anik Shooner and Jean-Pierre LeTourneux, senior partners and architects at Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes.
The design process for the head office will continue over the coming months and will involve employees. As shown in the notional rendering below, the design will emphasize natural light, as well as user-friendly spaces that encourage collaboration.
“National Bank’s choice was informed by a number of factors, chief among them the firm’s outstanding architectural approach, the urban integration of its designs as well as its environmental expertise. Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes stood out on all those fronts, and we are proud to partner with them to design the Bank’s future head office—a unique and modern building that focuses on employee well-being,” noted Ghislain Parent, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasury, National Bank.
With $251 billion in assets as at January 31, 2018, , together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions.