Istvan KovacsOAQ, CAHP, OCOMOS, APTI, ICCROM, IMQ, Heritage Canada, Heritage Montreal
Associate Architect of DFS, Istvan obtained his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Budapest in his native Hungary in 1972.
Prior to coming to Canada in 1991, Istvan practiced in Austria, Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
He joined DFS in 2001. He is highly specialized in historic masonry restoration, design, conception, with emphasis on technical innovation. In the DFS Conservation group, he is responsible for many of our major restoration works. Istvan is a Member of the Board of Directors ICOMOS Canada and President of the ISCS International Scientific Committee for Stone Restoration.
His awards include the prestigious Order of Architects of Quebec Award of Excellence for the restoration of the historic Bank of Montreal Headquarters in Old Montreal.
Marco BurelleOAQ, PMI, MPM
Marco obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from Laval University in 1993. He initially joined DFS in 1996 and got his Master of Project Management from UQAM accredited PMI program in 2002 and was later certified PMP.
Combining his strong organization skills with his education and his interest in always pushing performance, it contributes strongly to his successful role as Studio Manager and a member of our recruiting and Interview committee
An associate of the firm since 2011, with extensive experience in leading the services for government and institutional projects in Eastern Canada. As project architect, he has designed many of our government projects in Quebec and Ontario.
Daniel DurandOAQ, APTI
Daniel obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Université de Montréal in 1982. Having joined DFS in 2008, he is responsible for general and conservation projects.
Daniel has extensive experience in heritage architecture, with a strong emphasis on technology, programming and contract administration. His general and specific knowledge in building science and envelope is put to contribution on heritage and modern buildings, for expertise and new construction detail.
Manager of the DFS Inc. architecture & design Safety Committee, he organizes seminars for Fall Arrest and Hazardous Materials.
Lee-Ann HillOAQ, LEED AP
Upon completing her Master of Architecture program at McGill, Lee-Ann joined DFS in 2000. She became a LEED accredited professional in 2009.
Her passion for sustainable architecture is reflected in all her projects, including the analysis and research of sustainable materials and recycled materials, by increasing the thermal performance of building envelopes for improved cost efficiency, and improved indoor environmental quality for users through natural light and exterior views.
Lee-Ann directs a wide variety of project types, including pharmaceutical, laboratory, educational and institutional mandates. She is DFS BIM expert and co-direct with Chris Beamer its implementation in DFS practice