PARA-SOL is a collaborative design studio that offers architecture and design services. Our 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 innovate and create tangible solutions that make our cities, suburbs, parks and countryside shine.
In partnership with local manufacturers, PARA-SOL develops prefab-housing and urban furniture concepts. Our goal is to facilitate access to products already optimized in several aspects: manufacturing process, integration of ecological principles, cost management, construction schedule, …
Since each site is unique and tastes varies, our design concepts are customizable. We offer professional support to modify our design concepts according to your needs, whether it is modifying the choice of materials, reshaping a few outlines or improving the relationship between the concept and the site.
For projects that require a full design approach, we offer custom-made design services. Our strenght being the schematic design phase, we are interested in all types of mandates that make room for creativity and innovation : custom homes, belvederes, architectural pavilions and other types of unusual projects.
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 in both industrial design and architecture. 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.