Sid Lee Architecture


Montréal, Québec, Canada
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An avant-garde interdisciplinary architectural vision
Working at the intersection of human/commercial needs and physical space, we offer a new kind of architecture fueled by interdisciplinary strategy and creativity.

15 years of interdisciplinary thinking
In 1999, Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc began working together towards a new kind of architecture based on interdisciplinary creation.
Competitions and independent research quickly increased their notoriety. Projects such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s cultural and administrative complex, Montreal’s Grande Bibliothèque, the redesign of a wastewater treatment plant in Tianjin, China, and the Ground Zero memorial (alongside Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind) were all finalists. More than 15 years later, Sid Lee Architecture has built multiple residential buildings, spas, museums, boutiques, offices, amphitheatres, and restaurants in Montreal, Ontario, California, Paris, Amsterdam, and China. These commercially successful projects have left a positive impact on their respective cities and communities.

From innovation to execution
To create the most value, Sid Lee Architecture works with clients from the start of the creative process until the delivery of the final product, imagining innovative concepts to maximize return on investment.

- Guided by a creative and integrated approach, the firm offers five main types of services:
- Pre-conceptual studies
- Architecture
- Urban design
- Interior architecture
- Architectural strategy and communication (via Sid Lee)
- Corporate
- Cultural
- Hospitality
- Mixed use public & institutional
- Recreational
- Residential
- Retail design
- Urban design



Salon Urbain

Architecture and Interior Design

Montréal, Québec, Canada

2015 ~ Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica turned the parking area at Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical performance, a gallery visit, or a conference. The Salon Urbain fully captures the artistic appeal of the site, located at the St. Urbain entrance of Place des Arts and next to the new concert hall.

Notman House


Montréal, Québec, Canada

2015 ~ The Osmo Foundation acquired this property in order to transform it into an incubator for the development of technological entrepreneurs. Our mandate was to bring Notman House back to life. To do so, we created a rooftop café linking the property's two buildings.

Red Bull Amsterdam Headquarters


Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

2015 ~ Located in a former shipyard, Red Bull’s new Amsterdam headquarters needed an identity. Sid Lee Architecture revived the space by combining the raw simplicity of an industrial space with the brand’s legendary invitation to perform.

M9 - Graphic Factory


Montréal, Québec, Canada

2015 ~ M9 is in the centre of a neighbourhood flowing with investments for the rejuvenation of both Montreal and the banks of the St. Laurent River. The M9 condominium project, set in Old Montreal, combines unbeatable location with bright, spacious, and cutting-edge urban living to create perfect lofts and inspiring penthouses.

Casino Lac-Leamy


Gatineau, Québec, Canada

2014 ~ Casino du Lac-Leamy wished to create a new space in order to offer a comfortable, exciting, and stimulating gambling environment. Sid Lee Architecture redefined the casino experience using in-depth knowledge of our clientele as well as new customers' expectations.

Parc Jean-Drapeau


Montréal, Québec, Canada

2014 ~ The objective of this mandate was to accompany the client in defining the strategy behind Parc Jean-Drapeau’s new identity. The team developed an innovative vision for the new layout of the park, in line with its current and future installations.
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Bota Bota


Montréal, Québec, Canada

2014 ~ Sid Lee Architecture took an old ferry and created one of the most gorgeous luxury spas in the world. The transformation turned heads both locally and internationally with features in countless magazines and awards galore.

Maison Birks Est 1879


Brossard, Québec, Canada

2013 ~ The luxury market was evolving, threatening to leave Birks in the shadows. Sid Lee Architecture revamped the brand and retail environment to create an experience that would speak to the next generation of luxury consumers: millenials.
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Ajax Experience


Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

2011 ~ Located in central Amsterdam, the Ajax Experience has been designed by Sid Lee Architecture in collaboration with gsmprjct°, who designed the museum’s scenography and feature exhibits. Lightemotion was commissioned alongside these respected architecture and design studios, to add a dynamic lighting program which highlights the exhibits through the clever integration of lighting into the architectu...



Montréal, Québec, Canada

2010 ~ In 2010, Sid Lee was mandated by Videotron to create an innovative and audacious flagship store in downtown Montreal that could showcase the company’s newest mobility services.


75 Rue Queen, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 2N6
+ 1 (514) 282.2200

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