Maxime-Alexis Frappier graduated from the Université de Montréal School of Architecture in 2000 and received the “Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence” for his thesis project.
In September 2006, he cofounded the firm ACDF, which has designed a wide variety of architectural projects in Canada and around the world throughout the years. As the firm’s lead designer, Maxime-Alexis Frappier develops every project around a rich and inspiring narrative. The spaces he imagines are based on solid, functional and efficient principles that allow for the creation of a sensual architecture. His work demonstrates a deep mastery of his craft and a profound understanding of the many issues at play.
The quality and originality of his portfolio have propelled Maxime-Alexis Frappier at the top of Canada’s new generation of architects. In 2013, he received the Young Architect Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The projects he has built have been broadly published and have earned him several excellence awards, such as the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.
Involved in the architecture community as a jury member for national and international competitions, Maxime-Alexis Frappier is also internationally renowned. His design for a competition in Taipei allowed him to compete as a finalist among esteemed international architecture firms, such as Asymptote Architecture, Mecanoo architecten and Neil Denari.
Since 2005, Maxime-Alexis Frappier has shared his passion for architecture as a guest professor at Université de Montréal. He has been a frequent guest critic in schools of architecture and has taught at the University of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Mr. Frappier has also been invited to speak about architecture and his profession on many occasions during lectures and conferences.
His leadership and communication skills have led him to promote architecture in the media, contributing to the public’s recognition of the profession. He presented a weekly segment on Radio-Canada’s “L’après-midi porte conseil” radio program in 2012 and was a guest on ARTV’s television program “Créer” hosted by René Richard Cyr.