Jean-François Julien

Principal Partner Architect

Jean-François Julien, Partner Architect, PA LEED, Project Manager and Conceptual Lead for the firm for nearly 20 years.

  • Member of the Order of Quebec Architects
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Architects
  • Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Member of the Canada Green Building Council

In 1996, Jean-François Julien received his architecture degree from the University of Laval. That same year, he won the bronze medal from the Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity. In 1997 he joined the team at Cardin Julien, and became partner in 2003.


Jean François has been the project manager and conceptual lead for the firm’s major projects since 2001. He prioritizes the creative process, and promoting communication and consultation among all stakeholders. He is the conceptual lead on the Lauréat project for the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium international architecture competition. His experience and expertise allow him to work on projects abroad with local partners, such as the Planetarium of Strasbourg University (France) and the project of Equipment for Scientific, Technical and Industrial Culture, for the Pont-de-Claix common in Grenoble (France). He is one of the first LEED certified professionals in Quebec, and is particularly interested in sustainable development approaches related to natural lighting, bioclimatic strategies, energy saving, renewable energies, while using the best principles, tools and techniques. Over the last decade, Jean François has coordinated sustainable development projects that have received LEED OR and LEED PLATINUM certifications.