Ferrier Marchetti Studio Presents First North American Exhibition

Ferrier Marchetti Studio’s (FMS) founding partners, Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti, will present Entre-deux, Une Architecture de la Résonance at the upcoming Centre de Design de l’UQAM in Montréal.

Alongside Ferrier and Marchetti, Louise Pelletier, Director of the Centre de Design, and Philippe Lupien, architect and professor at the UQAM Design School will curate the exhibit, which highlights the firm’s humanistic approach to urban infrastructures.

Photo credit: Benoit Rousseau

Photo credit: Benoit Rousseau

Ahead of the exhibition, Jacques Ferrier conducted a student workshop at UQAM in May during the International Design Week. The resulting work of the students, reflecting design principles instilled by Ferrier, will also be on display during the exhibition.

“Centre de Design de l’UQAM provides us with an opportunity to closely interact with local industry and culture,” says Ferrier. “We look forward to sharing what we do, and how we do it, and to potentially opening new doors for future collaborations.”

Ferrier Marchetti Studio is a laboratory of creativity and foresight, where human senses, emerging technologies and sustainability rise to the forefront of architectural master planning.

Photo credit: Benoit Rousseau

“Beyond the design of aesthetically-pleasing objects, our architecture is about leveraging opportunities to create positive and meaningful relationships between buildings and the people that occupy them,” says Marchetti. “It’s all about contributing to a more holistic, sustainable and sensual world in which to live.”

The UQAM event also marks the firm’s first international exhibition since its global rebranding as Ferrier Marchetti Studio in July, consolidating the work of its founding partners, associates and collaborators.

Photo credit: Benoit Rousseau

Photo credit: Benoit Rousseau

Ferrier Marchetti Studio’s approach to architecture resides upon a framework of eight pillars of design: resonance; synergy with climate; useful aesthetics; senses and pleasures; details that matter; built landscapes; mobility and balance; and meaningful contexts.

From October 2nd to November 10th, 2019, the exhibition will showcase the firm’s philosophy and body of work, portrayed through a series of supporting materials including a manifesto, photos, videos, models and drawings.

FMS will also unveil a reinterpretation of the façade of the Metropole Rouen Normandie, one of the firm’s most recently completed projects, through an artistic installation.

In recognition of the firm’s principal work, Ferrier Marchetti Studio will also receive the proud support of the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action (SCAC) of the Consulate General of France in Québec for the exhibition at Centre de Design de l’UQAM.