Merger by design: Montreal firm Provencher_Roy acquires Ottawa’s GRC Architects

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From left, Carolyn Jones, partner, architect Martin Tite, partner, architect Claude Bourbeau, president, principal partner, architect Jenny Lafrance, studio director, partner, architect Alex Leung, partner, architect at the Ottawa office of Provencher Roy.

Montreal-based architecture firm Provencher_Roy has acquired Ottawa’s GRC Architects in a move that will create one of the capital’s largest companies in its field.

The firms announced the transaction on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1985, GRC Architects was Ottawa’s seventh-largest architecture firm before the merger with a staff of eight registered architects, according to OBJ’s 2024 Book of Lists. Its past projects include the Canadian War Museum (a joint venture with Moriyama Teshima Architects) and the embassies of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

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Provencher_Roy was founded in 1983 and has worked on a number of major projects in Montreal, including the World Trade Centre Montreal and renovations at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. 

The firm has had a presence in Ottawa for five years, according to a company news release. It said the acquisition will give the firm “the opportunity to further increase its activities in Ontario and the National Capital Region, in addition to pursuing new Canada-wide opportunities.”

Former GRC principals Martin Tite, Alex Leung and Carolyn Jones will now become partners at Provencher_Roy, joining Jenny Lafrance, who has managed the firm’s Ottawa team for the past five years.

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