The Award for Excellence is attributed to an individual (or a group) who made a significant contribution to heritage preservation for the common interest.
This year, the award goes to Julia Gersovitz and Fournier Gersovitz Moss et associés architectes
For now close to 35 years, Julia Gersovitz has contributed to the preservation and rehabilitation of Montréal’s architectural heritage, whether through her practice as an architect, her teaching at McGill University and Université de Montréal, her active participation in a number of public commissions or her involvement with advocacy groups for heritage preservation. This dedicated woman has been very much instrumental in making heritage conservation a new specialization, a contribution that the Montréal Architectural Heritage Campaign wishes to underscore.
The architectural firm Fournier Gersovitz Moss et Associés has gained a national and international reputation for its expertise and the quality of its interventions on heritage buildings. The list of its accomplishments in Montréal speaks volumes. Among its noteworthy projects are the restoration and rehabilitation of the Harbour Commission Building (the Daniel Langlois Foundation), the Gault Hotel, the former Nesbitt-Thomson headquarters (St-James Hotel), the Nordheimer Building (World Trade Centre Montréal), buildings on McGill University campus, FACE School, St-George Anglican Church, the Jean-Talon train station, Victoria Hall in Westmount, Douglas Memorial Hall in Verdun and Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire as well as the Sir George-Étienne-Cartier monument in Jeanne-Mance Park.
The Award for Excellence highlights the work of the firm’s group of heritage specialists that includes Julia Gersovitz, Rosanne Moss, Georges Drolet, Dima Cook, John Diodati and their teams, all professionals who pool together their knowledge and expertise to realize these high-quality projects.