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Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are a performance-based approach for procuring public infrastructure where the private sector assumes a major share of the responsibility in terms of risk and financing for project delivery, from design and structural planning to long-term maintenance. This fast-growing business model includes traditional transit infrastructure as well as social infrastructure including hospitals, educational facilities, performing arts venues and student residences.

key role of the architect

We have great depth of experience with provincial, municipal, institutional and private clients developing compliance framework documents as well as the detailed design and implementation of major social infrastructure works.

In collaboration with the consortia that construct and operate P3 facilities, we ensure value for investment by developing and implementing designs that are intrinsically economic from an operational perspective. La Maison Symphonique and Bridgepoint Healthcare are examples of our involvement in this aspect of the P3 process. In 2011 La Maison Symphonique won a Gold Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

Maison Symphonique de Montréal the most wonderful hall I have ever conducted in – and I have performed all over the world!

Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor