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.