François Paul Émond, architect

B. Sc. & B. Arch. from McGill University

Master in Landscape Architecture from the Université de Montréal

Member of the OAQ since 1991 – Exam passed with distinction

In 1994, together with Carl Mulvey, François Emond establishes their architecture practice. Andy Kozina joins them in 1998 to form ékm architecture. François’ contagious enthusiasm and passion for architecture are visible in his work. He distinguishes himself by his impressive ability to quickly formulate inventive, sensible and specific solutions to complex design problems.

With more than 22 years of experience practicing architecture and a dozen years of experience teaching architecture and landscape, he is an accomplished communicator and team leader. He has the ability to inspire and bring together all the different parties needed for a successful architecture project. His design process is grounded in an multi-disciplinary and holistic approach.

Francois is partner of the firm and designer of many institutional projects, including the innovative design of the Cyberthèque and the Service Point, both at McGill University.


Andrew Kozina, architect

B. Sc. & B. Arch. from McGill University

Member of the OAQ since 1991 – Exam passed with distinction

Andy Kozina joins ékm architecture in 1998. Within the firm, he is responsible for the design a number of important projects for the First Nations and for the realisation of some notable educational and medical buildings.

The following project demonstrate his dedication to his work: the Naskapi Community Centre in Northern Quebec, the Naskapi residence for medical staff, the new vocational training center in Dolbeau-Mistassini, the Mohawk immersion school and community center in Kanestake and the Brunswick medical center in Pointe-Claire.

These buildings are evidence of Andy’s profound understanding of the social and cultural contexts, specific to each of these projects. His calm, his optimism, his persistence and his ability to listen make him an architect responsive to his clients’ needs.

Andy is also an expert in building code and regulations and he takes care of much of the administrative side of an architecture office.


Carl Rousseau Mulvey, architect

B. Sc. & B. Arch. from McGill University

Member of the OAQ since 1991 – Exam passed with distinction

Carl Mulvey has a wide-ranging knowledge in the domain of architecture and construction. In 1994, together with François Emond, Carl Mulvey establishes their architecture practice. Andy Kozina joined them in 1998 to form ékm architecture.

Carl’s dedicated approach to architecture is specific to each project. Each project starts from the qualities and constraints of a given site, and it doesn’t end until all complicated situations during construction have been resolved.

Carl has accumulated a vast experience in construction management, more specifically the construction of education buildings. He was responsible for the West Island College Arts and Science Pavilion that won several awards, both for its design as well as for its sustainable features.

As a specialist in technical innovation and sustainability, specifically in the use of ecological products, details and procedures, he designed and taught the first class in sustainable architecture at McGill University, called « Energy, Environment and Buildings ». Recently he has designed projects of a humanitarian nature, including the Chilanga Community Clinic in Malawi.


Justine Gagnon, architect

B. Arch. from Laval University, 2008-2011

B. Arch. semester at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tecnológico de Monterrey-CCM), Querétaro, Mexico

M. Arch from Laval University, in digital manufacturing and in construction and design, 2011-2014

LEED associate v4, 2015

Certificate in project management, HEC, 2016

Member of the OAQ since 2016



Diana Elizalde

Architect (M.Arch. in Canada), Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tecnológico de Monterrey-CCM), City of Mexico Campus, Mexico, 2004



Sarmad Al-Mashta, architect

B.Sc. in Architecture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, 1994

Master's degree in Building Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, 2010

Graduate Certificate in  Business Administration, Concordia University, Montreal, 2018

Member of the OAQ since 2015



Cindy Williams, architect

Industrial Design (Professional College Diploma), Dawson College, Westmount, QC, 2001

B. Sc. Arch. from McGill University, 2006

M.Arch from McGill University, 2009

Member of the OAQ since 2014



Raquel Peñalosa

Bachelor. Landscape Architecture, B.A.P. University of Montreal, 1986

M. in Urban Studies (Education and Research), UQAM | INRS, Montreal, 2005

AAPQ certified member since 2001 no 365 and CSLA member since 2011 no 01-099