Larocque Elder Architects, Architectes Inc.  

is located in North Bay, Ontario. Founded and directed by architects Jean Philippe Larocque and Iris Ruth Elder, the architectural firm, comprised of seven dedicated individuals, is committed to providing quality architectural services throughout Northern Ontario.

With over 20 years of architectural experience, LEA has been involved in numerous projects mainly in the areas of North Bay, Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, Mattawa, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. As individuals, Jean and Ruth bring to the firm experience in institutional, recreational, commercial and residential design, as well as urban and museum planning acquired in Ottawa and the Toronto region.

LEA continuously strives to build constructive long-term relationships with its clients, and provides the highest level of personalized service possible. LEA continuously refine their client-focused approach and have witnessed the resultant benefits of repeat commissions with regional school boards as well as with various individual clients, community agencies, colleges and universities, municipalities and Ministries. 




Innovative Energy Efficient & Sustainable Design

Larocque Elder Architects, Architectes Inc. takes pride in being a leader in ecologically based design, resulting in environmentally responsible developments that do not compromise design excellence.

LEA’s projects have incorporated innovative environmental initiatives to address issues such as earth-integrated architecture, passive solar heating, geothermal energy, improved indoor air quality, recycled material products, use of green building products, energy conservation, construction waste reductions, low-impact storm water management, reduced water consumption and naturalized low maintenance landscaping.  

LEA‘s design philosophy considers, planning and facility design rests on the three fundamental guiding principles of sustainability: environmental excellence, economic viability, and social responsibility. We work with each client in a collaborative forum to determine the user’s needs and objectives while suggesting the widest range of innovative alternatives possible. In accordance with the ‘three principles’ approach, we propose a variety of innovative solutions within the program guidelines that will contribute to overall environmental and economic quality and social awareness within the facility.