Eleonore Leclerc Named Female Frontier’s Emerging Architect of the Year

The design principal at Stantec is the sole Canadian recipient for the 2021 edition.

Eleonore Leclerc, architect and design principal at Stantec, has been selected as Emerging Architect of the Year by the Female Frontier Awards: Powered by World Architecture News and is the only Canadian recipient for the 2021 edition. The honor celebrates the outstanding accomplishments, talent, and vision of women in architecture.

Based in British Columbia, Leclerc is the Vancouver healthcare studio lead where she manages an integrated team of architects and engineers. She is responsible for staffing, strategic project acquisition, including design leadership and delivery.

Photo courtesy of Stantec.

As an advocate for senior care, Leclerc has invested years of practice in re-imagining traditional approaches to elder care, striving to deliver rich individual human experiences with a sense of community and belonging. She has presented on elder-care architecture at major conferences in Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Leclerc is currently the lead design architect for the Health Sciences Centre at the British Columbia of Information Technology (BCIT), one of the largest simulation centres in North America. She has been a project leader for clients such as Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, and Northern Health among others. In addition to her healthcare experience, Leclerc lent her expertise to medium and large-scale projects in the education and sciences & technology.

Building on her arts, furniture, and design degrees in Quebec, she earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and became a Registered Architect in 2016. Leclerc sits on the board of the Providence Health Care Foundation’s Lights of Hope fundraising campaign and has been involved with her community through various engagements with the Advisory Design Panel for University Endowment Lands at UBC and Woman in Architecture, to name a few.