PARA-SOL is a collaborative design studio that offers architecture and design services and whose mission is to develop attractive, sustainable and accessible products and projects for as many people as possible. The health of our planet and that of our communities are at the heart of our concerns. This is why we want to create inspiring interventions and buildings that connect people with nature, beautify environments and promote an active lifestyle. We also seek to maximize the integration of ecological strategies in our projects, in particular by favoring production methods based on prefabrication, repetition and optimization. Firmly believing in the positive impacts of design and architecture on the quality of life, PARA-SOL is commited to propose innovative and real solutions that make shine our cities, suburbs, parks and countryside.
PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
In partnership with various local manufacturers, PARA-SOL is dedicated to the development of products in the areas of housing, outdoors and street furniture. Our approach is motivated by the desire to facilitate access to projects that are optimized in several respects: construction techniques and materials, integration of ecological principles, availability of labor, cost management, construction schedule, …
PRODUCT PERSONALIZATION AND ADAPTATION
Since each site is unique and all tastes are in nature, our product concepts are customizable. Whether it is a question of thinking about a particular implementation, modifying the choice of materials or even reconfiguring the dimensions and organization of the space, we offer professional support to modify our product concepts according to your needs, and this, without distorting its essence.
IDEATION AND CUSTOM PROJECTS
For projects that needs to fit into denser site contexts or that require an integral design approach, we offer tailor-made project design services. As experts in the schematic design phase, we are interested in all types of mandates that make room for creativity: design of street furniture, park furniture and pavilions, belvederses, homes and other public buildings.
PARA-SOL is led by architect and company founder David Giraldeau. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design (University of Quebec in Montreal, 2008) and a professional master’s degree in architecture (University of Calgary, 2011), David has established himself, over the course of his experiences, as a very versatile designer, interested as much in the scale of the detail as in the one of the city. Making client satisfaction a priority, he is very involved and oversees all of the studio’s projects.
Simplicity, functionality and efficiency are recurring themes in the projects designed by PARA-SOL, but also in the process of carrying them out. Since the launch of the company in 2017, we have forged many business ties with several specialists in the field of design and construction: manufacturers and general contractors, engineers, graphic designers, landscape architects, urban planners, etc. Depending on the scope and complexity of the mandates we undertake, we do not hesitate to call on our collaborators to form multidisciplinary, proactive project teams that are perfectly equipped to strive for excellence.