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Figurr Architects Collective Welcomes New Associates

September 20, 2021 - Announcement
Montréal, September 20, 2021 – Figurr Architects Collective is pleased to announce the appointment of three new associates to our leadership group. Senior Partner Stephen Rotman offered his congratulations to the new associates, "The partners are honoured to have these three architects working with us on the leadership team. We are excited about what they will contribute to the future of the firm."

"The partners are honoured to have these three architects working with us on the leadership team. We are excited about what they will contribute to the future of the firm."  

Melissa Du Plessis, Keith Johnson, and Maud Joubert have become instrumental leaders with the firm. They have demonstrated passion for our firm's clients, the work that we do, and personify our values. These individuals have contributed an ongoing commitment to the firm's growth. Read to learn more about the new associates.

Melissa Du Plessis, OAA, CPHD 

Melissa joined Figurr Architects collective in 2017 and has proven herself a strong leader and valuable team member. She has diverse experience in designing mixed-use residential projects, retirement residences, and institutional and commercial buildings for both public sector and non-profit organizations. Melissa is a Certified Passive House Designer and is leading the development of some of our most complex sustainability projects. She received her Master of Architecture from the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University.

Keith Johnson, OAQ 

Keith has worked with Figurr Architects Collective for over fifteen years, specializing in aviation training centres. Working with senior partner Rick Rubin, he has led the firm's aviation training centre projects on all continents worldwide. He has been involved in numerous projects, including in the educational, industrial, and commercial fields. He has extensive experience with the private sector, the Government of Canada, First Nations communities and regional school boards. Keith holds a Master of Architecture from the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York and a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Maud Joubert, OAQ 

Maud has been practicing architecture for over twenty years in various fields, including the public and private sectors. Her career has focused on institutional projects, including higher education, community service buildings, and fire stations. She has extensive experience working with First Nations and Inuit communities. Maud is a skilled communicator and project manager. She instills trust in her clients and team members with her thoughtful and attentive approach to project management. Maud received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Montreal.

About Figurr Architect's Collective    

Figurr Architects Collective is an award-winning firm with offices in Montreal and Ottawa. Initially founded in 1989 by Rick Rubin and Stephen Rotman, they now lead the firm alongside Roberto Campos, Bruno Morin, and Pascale Tétrault. The team is comprised of some forty-five architects, designers, technicians and other professionals. Figurr Architects Collective serves local, national, and international clients from the corporate, multi-unit residential, aviation, and institutional sectors and numerous First Nations communities across Canada.