Kim
Pariseau

Project: Appareil Architecture

Kim is a young architect member of the Ordre des Architectes du Québec. She has a double degree in interior design and architecture. She also studied at the University of Copenhagen and is since fascinated by the Nordic style and philosophy. After having worked at many leading architectural firms, she founded her own agency, APPAREIL Architecture, in 2010. Kim has signed numerous residential and commercial projects. Kim has won awards for her work, and she received international praise for her sense of aesthetic.

APPAREIL Architecture have started working with local partners (suppliers, contractors, consultants) who promote environmentally responsible practices to provide customers with an integrated service that meets sustainable development criteria. Their strategic plan to improve quality of life and ensure the preservation of the environment pursues four objectives. First: create a network of partners committed to environmental, social and economic issues. Second: develop the skills of their team in relation to sustainable development Third: acquire specific knowledge for an eco-responsible approach. And finally: make customers sensitive to environmental issues, reducing their consumption. APPAREIL Architecture place great importance on dialogue with customers. At the work scale, they help people think through their day-to-day actions in order to think about the environmental issues they can impact on - the consumption of natural resources.

MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

"We need to rethink our actions right now. We must think and take action to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources. Our ecological responsibility begins with the choice of our partners and collaborators but also on our daily practice. By integrating the principles of sustainable development into our lives, these will naturally be reflected in our architecture."