Mathieu Casavant

Associate

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Josée Labelle

Associate

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Michel Langevin

Associate

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Mélanie Mignault

Associate

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Émilie Bertrand-Villemure

Graphic Designer

Architectural Tech.

France Cormier

Landscape Architect

Illustrator

Claude Cournoyer

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

 

Benjamin Deshaies

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Catherine Blain

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Élisabeth Leblanc

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA intern member

Pauline Gayaud

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA

Anouk Bergeron-Archambault

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA intern member

 

 

 

Chloé Lamontagne-Girard

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA intern member

Frédérique Bolté

Landscape Architect

AAPQ-CSLA intern member

 

 

Vincent Bilodeau

Landscape Architect

 

 

 

Bio

Since its inception in 2001 by five Université de Montréal graduates (Mathieu Casavant, France Cormier, Josée Labelle, Michel Langevin, Mélanie Mignault), NIPpaysage is recognized for its singular conceptual approach. After having participated in several international projects for Martha Schwartz inc. and Hargreaves Associates, NIP’s founders joined forces and settled in Montreal to bring a new and energetic vision to the field of landscape architecture. Over the course of its practice, NIPpaysage has developed a solid professional experience.

 

Approach

The meaning behind the name NIPpaysage refers to the inherent identity of all project sites, NIP being the french acronym for Personal Identification Number (PIN). Hence, NIP aims to reveal the true character of the environments upon which it intervenes. The firm’s design process is defined as a collective approach valued by multiple viewpoints. This openness leads to sound choices and creates meaningful environments. Eager to provide a renewed vision of the profession, NIP’s works combine a powerful conceptual basis, an approach sensitive to sustainability issues and a strong attention to construction and detailing.

 

Mandates

NIPpaysage serves a diversified clientele, developing various projects types and scales. NIPpaysage’s work spans from preliminary design to construction supervision. This breadth of projects involves redefining public space in a contemporary and forward-looking vision. Among others, NIP works on urban planning, landscape design, public parklands, urban infrastructures, playgrounds, institutional gardens as well as on installations blending art, environment and landscape. Thanks to the national and international interest created by the work, NIPpaysage is regularly invited to give conferences regarding the firm’s design approach. NIP also participates in numerous design competitions. The firm is involved in various landscape architecture studios at diverse universities.

 

Prizes | Awards

2019 Public Corpus Prize, ‘Montréal durable’ gala, 13rd edition, for the project Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay, Montreal

2019 Companies and institutions prize, ‘Montréal durable gala’, 13rd edition, for the project Plan de développement - Technopôle Angus phase 2, Montréal

2018 Steel Design Awards of Excellence, 20th edition, for the design pavillon of UQAM, Montréal

2017 Prix du Grands prix du design, 10th edition, for Place Léopold Beaulieu, Montreal

2016 National Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Technopôle Angus, Montreal

2016 National Urban Design Award, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada RAIC, for Technopôle Angus, Montreal

2016 Honourable Mention, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Place Joseph-Venne, Montreal

2015 Excellence Awards OAQ, mention for sustainable development, for La Bergerie Organic Farm, collaboration with L’OEUF, La conception

2015 1st Prize, Brownie Awards 2015, Canadian Urban Institute, CUI, Overall winner for Technopôle Angus, Montreal

2013 Habitat Design Awards, Landscape architecture, YUL housing project, Montreal

2013 Habitat Design Excellence Awards, Jury choice, YUL sales office, Montreal

2012 1st Prize, Pan-Canadian Urban design Competition, Promenade Smith, Ville de Montréal, Montreal

2012 Regional Merit Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal, CHUM, Montreal

2012 Regional Merit Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Place de l’Acadie Park, Montreal

2011 1st Prize, Design Competition, Place de l’Acadie Park, Ville de Montreal, Montreal

2011 National Honour Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Gatineau Sports Centre, Gatineau

2010 Excellence Award, Cecobois, outdoor design category for the courtyard project of Unity 1&2 residences and Daylight factory restaurant, Montreal

2010 Award, Best Upcoming Golfing Lifestyle Residences, Federation of Indo-Americans FIA for M3M project, New Delhi

2009 National Honour Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for Point Pleasant Park Comprehensive Plan, Halifax

2007 Grand prix de la mairesse, Plateau Mont-Royal borough for Lambert-Closse schoolyard, Montreal

2006 Semi-finalist, Institut de Design Montréal awards, IDM, landscape architecture category, for the project ‘Pause’, Montreal

2005 1st Prize ex aequo, International Design Competition, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

2005 1st Prize ex eaquo, Laurentian Bank of Montreal, exterior branding competition, Montreal

2005 Acknowledgment award, Fédération Interdiciplinaire de l’horticulture ornementale du Québec, FIHOQ, for the project ‘Mer d’Idées’, Ottawa

2005 Quebec Arts Council research grant / Canadian Centre for Architecture, CCA, for the project ‘Drive thru Garden’, Montreal

2003 Quebec Arts Council research grant / La biennale de Montréal, for the project ‘Impluvium’, Montreal

2003 Canadian Landscape Architecture foundation, Research grant for the project ‘Proyecto paisaje’, Quito and Lamana

2002 1st Prize, Institut de Design Montréal awards, IDM, landscape architecture category, for the project ‘In Vitro’, Reford Gardens, Grand Métis

2002 National Merit Award, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, CSLA, for the project ‘In Vitro’, Reford Gardens, Grand Métis

 

Former Collaborators

Jean-Jacques Yervant 2016-2019

Mélanie Pelchat 2012–2018

Johanna Ballhaus 2011-2018

Josianne Dupuis-Descôteaux 2015-2017

Sylvain Lenoir 2010–2016

Benjamin Motte 2013-2016

Georges-Étienne Parent 2007-2011

Suzanne Ernst 2007

 

Former Interns

Olivier Bédard

Amanda Coen

Delphine D'alençon

Elias Filho

Charles-Olivier Frenette

Laurence Lafleur

David Lazcano

Mélissa Marcotte

Gabriel Mauchamp

Kimberly O'Keeffe

Baptiste Piednoel

Yoann Sourice

Sylvane Rava