AWMAC Quebec Finalists: Restaurant and Bar Category

Grace Tatigian

AWMAC Quebec has announced the finalists for the Awards of Distinction. There are six categories for the awards: Retail, Corporate/Professional, Lodging/Hotel, Public Project, Restaurant and Bar, and GIS Project. With outstanding projects in each category, the restaurant and bar category has the most finalists with six competitors. 

Chambois – La Belle et La Bœuf

Chambois is a finalist for its La Belle et La Bœuf project. A leader in the burger world, La Belle et La Bœuf is a restaurant that incorporates mixology and table games. Chambois matched several materials to the different spaces already in place and completed the project in a short timeframe. The collaborating architectural firm is L/T Interior, the general contractor is Symco Construction, and the installer is Chambois themselves.

Chambois offers a turnkey service to its clients, regardless of the nature of their project and their industry: architectural millwork, built-in furniture, reception counters, wood paneling, kitchen cabinets, bathroom furniture, and more. The company manages engineering, production, delivery, and installation. 

Chambois is also a finalist in the Corporate/Professional category for its Ubisoft project and in the Public Project category for its Rimouski Courthouse project.

Ébénisterie Rénova – Germain Montreal

Ébénisterie Rénova is a finalist for its Germain Montréal project (common area and restaurant).  The Germain is a hotel chain, and the one in question is located in the entertainment district of Montreal. Its restaurant, Le Boulevardier, has a brasserie-inspired menu and a subtle retro décor that is both vintage and contemporary.

Ébénisterie Rénova created the wall panels, the curved banquettes, the counter-bar, the staircase, and the coffered and slatted ceilings of Le Boulevardier. The collaborating architectural firms are Atelier Zébulon Perron and Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, and the general contractor is Construction Pierre Blouin.

Ébénisterie Rénova has a team of 40 qualified employees working in a secure, high technology manufacturing environment of over 60,000 square feet, respecting each individual and the environment to respond to large-scale projects while respecting the rules of art governing their trade.

Ébénisterie St-Patrick – Time Out Market

Ébénisterie St-Patrick is a finalist for its Time Out Market project. Spread over 40,000 square feet, this culinary and cultural destination designed by the editors of Time Out includes 16 restaurants, three bars, a demonstration kitchen, a cooking school, a boutique, and culinary spaces designed to host various artistic and musical performances. In short, Montreal’s Time Out Market brings together the best of Montreal’s food and culture under one roof.

Ébénisterie St-Patrick created the cladding for the fascias, ceilings and columns, the Culinary Academy kitchen, the tables and chairs, and the storefront. The collaborating architectural firm is Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, the general contractor is Broccolini, and the installer is Les Réalisations Newtech.

By focusing on innovation and cutting-edge technologies, Ébénisterie St-Patrick has developed a special know-how that meets all the requirements of multinational retail, hotel, and restaurant companies. Its production capabilities and integrated services make it the preferred partner of prestigious brands across Canada and worldwide. Ébénisterie St-Patrick products are currently used in over 3,000 commercial and institutional spaces on five continents.

Groupe Beaubois – Dickies Arena

Groupe Beaubois is a finalist for its Dickies Arena project. The multi-purpose arena features 14,000 seats, 2,200-car parking, 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 716,000-square-foot arena with 360-degree video playback, 36 suites, 32 dressing rooms, and more. Inspired by the colonial look of its predecessor, built in the 1930s, Dickies Arena has been described by HKS administrator Eric Nelson as “a rodeo arena designed like an opera house.” The space features grand staircases, chandeliers, stained glass, and a rich colour palette. 

Beaubois’ work included various types of countertops (bars), woodwork and baseboards, main entrance columns, and various public spaces. The collaborating architectural firms are HKS and David M. Schwarz Architects, the general contractor is The Beck Group, and the installer is Bryer Construction and Installations LLC.

As a leader in the North American architectural industry, Beaubois takes a unique approach to each project and adds value to every design. Its teams of experts work together to provide an unparalleled experience, from design and planning to execution and installation. They challenge industry standards with cutting-edge technology and advanced practices that benefit their clients. They understand their clients’ needs and goals and provide the products and expertise necessary to achieve the desired results.

Beaubois is also a finalist in the Lodging/Hotel categories for its Cache Creek Hotel & Casino project, in the Public Project category for its Globe Life Field Stadium (Rangers Ballpark) project, and in the GIS Project category for its Willow Square Continuing Care Center project. 

Hiteck ébénisterie architecturale – Marcus

Hiteck ébénisterie architecturale is a finalist for its Marcus project. The restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal, Marcus, reinvents the traditional brasserie and gives it its letters of nobility. With its vast terrace on the third floor, it’s Montreal’s most popular new destination for drinks, dinner, and socializing, from invigorating breakfasts to late-night cocktails.

Hiteck created the wall panels, banquettes, bar counter, ceiling spillover, and service cabinet. The collaborating architectural firm is Atelier Zébulon Perron, the general contractor is Pomerleau, and the installer is Chambois, who is also a finalist in this category.

Hiteck is the vision of talented architects. The company realizes its most innovative ideas by providing them with ingenious and creative design solutions. Their work highlights the high quality of design, as they take great care from start to finish in refining each project.

Polybois – 30 Hudson Yards

Polybois is a finalist for its Hudson Yards EDGE project. The project included an indoor bar, restaurant, flexible public space, retail, and various-sized event spaces (ranging from a 12 seat private dining room to a 300 person party room). Polybois created the asymmetrical counter-bar and the entire wall covering of wood and metal panels up to the ceiling. The collaborating architectural firm is Kohn Pedersen Fox, the general contractor is Gilbane Building Construction, and the installer is Newtech Installation USA.

Polybois has an experienced workforce of 75 employees and an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The reputation Polybois has acquired is because of the solid relationship of trust established with its front-line partners, the general construction contractors. Thanks to its qualified personnel and proven know-how, Polybois offers a great capacity to adapt to the specific characteristics of each project.

Polybois is also a finalist in the Accommodation/Hotel category for its 35 Hudson Yards project.

Stay tuned for details on the finalists in the other categories next week. The gala to present the awards of distinction will take place on May 27, 2021. Here at Wood Industry, we wish everyone good luck!

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