Sophie Beaudoin, landscape architect and partner, Claude Cormier and Associates
Since graduating from the University of Montreal in 1993, Sophie Beaudoin’s professional career has led her to work as a member of large multidisciplinary teams. In 2003, she joined the internationally recognized firm, Claude Cormier et Associés Inc., where she directs large-scale urban design and landscape architecture projects. She contributes to the renown of the firm's philosophy and practice, which extends far beyond the traditional realm of landscape architecture and has been a partner there since 2011. With over 27 years of experience in private practice, Sophie Beaudoin has been able to communicate to her peers her vast know-how along with her outstanding professionalism. Throughout her career, she has been a mentor to several young professionals. Between 2016 and 2019, she served as vice-president of the Jacques-Viger Committee for the city of Montreal; and through her involvement in several of these expert committees, she was able to promote the discipline of landscape architecture and elevate the critical lens of the profession through urban projects presenting complex and diverse challenges.
Through her leadership of multidisciplinary teams, she has been able to complete major projects in several Canadian cities, including Montreal, Toronto, Vaughan and Ottawa, while acquiring a high degree of trust from both clients and collaborators. Sophie Beaudoin remains actively involved in projects she leads from start to finish and has mastered the art of maintaining the strength of initial concepts, throughout lengthy processes and often against all odds.
Her style, better described with the French expression “d’une main de fer dans un gant de velours” has allowed her to complete several award-winning projects of exceptional quality such as the redevelopment of Dorchester Square and the Place du Canada in Montreal, the esplanade for the Canadian Museum of History, and the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.
Thanks to her strengths as a leader and manager, her design skills, her technical and construction knowledge, she consistently applies her thinking towards the creative resolution of complex problems. Thoroughly innovative in her practice, she continually seeks to imagine new, meaningful and distinctive solutions for each and every project.