Celebrating 35 Years: More Than Architecture

May 2, 2024 - Announcement
As Figurr Architects Collective commemorates 35 years of innovative architectural design and excellence, it’s an opportunity to reflect on our journey and blaze the path ahead. Figurr is about more than just creating buildings – it's about crafting experiences, shaping communities, and leaving a lasting impact on the world around us. Our legacy extends beyond bricks and mortar; it's about the people, the stories, and the values that define them and us.

As we move through this year celebrating our milestone 35th anniversary, we’re set to highlight and celebrate every moment, and every breakthrough that solidifies Figurr’s identity – More Than Architecture.

Figurr embodies more than just architecture. It’s a collective with a living, breathing history. Our past projects aren’t just milestones; they were launchpads into unchartered markets, demonstrating our unyielding commitment to innovation, sustainability, communities and our clients.

By embracing such things as cutting-edge technologies and the adoption of true collaboration into the fabric of our processes, we’ve achieved unparalleled efficiencies that have catapulted our clients’ projects to new heights.

Figurr's success is deeply rooted in our core values. Relationships, collaboration, transformational design, consistency, and reinvestment are the unwavering pillars that have guided us through the years and continue to shape our identity today.

Founded 35 years ago by the original founders Richard Rubin and Stephen Rotman, “Rubin & Rotman” was born. It was at this point in our history that Richard and Stephen quickly discovered the exponential effect of collaboration.

“Steve moved from New York City to Montreal in 1990 during a severe economic recession. Despite the challenging economic conditions, we discovered that our different skill sets, and design experiences complemented each other. By collaborating, especially during the difficult times, we found new opportunities for growth and success.”

From humble beginnings to our growing firm today, consisting of a new generation of qualified and talented leadership; Bruno Morin, Pascale Tétrault, and Roberto Campos; our trajectory has been marked by innovation, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of design excellence. Our journey has been shaped by our commitment to pushing boundaries, embracing change, and exceeding expectations.

Each Figurr project has been a testament to our unwavering dedication to architectural creativity and craftsmanship, from iconic landmarks to sustainable urban developments across the country. Our ability to adapt to emerging trends and technologies has been instrumental in driving our success and staying ahead of the curve. One of the pivotal moments in our history was the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into our design processes. Embracing BIM wasn't just about staying technologically relevant; it was about revolutionizing our approach to architecture. By leveraging the power of BIM, we were able to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and deliver projects with unparalleled precision, coordination and efficiency.

As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, Figurr remains committed to being "More Than Architecture"—we are storytellers, problem solvers, and visionaries. Throughout the coming year, we will celebrate and showcase the moments that have defined Figurr and propelled us to where we are today. From ground-breaking projects to inspiring collaborations, each moment is a testament to our passion for design excellence and dedication to our clients and communities.

Reflecting on the past and embracing the opportunities that lie ahead, we invite you to follow along as we share this 35th-anniversary journey on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Together, let's continue to shape a world where architecture isn't just about buildings but also reflects our experiences, connections, and possibilities. Here's to many more years of redefining what it means to be "More Than Architecture.”