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Industry Architecture
Founded 1955 (1955)
Headquarters Montreal,
Area served
Number of employees

Arcop (Architects in co-partnership) is an architectural firm based in Montreal, renowned for designing major projects in Canada. The successor to the firm of Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise formed by partners Ray Affleck, Guy Desbarats, Dimitri Dimakopoulos, Fred Lebensold and Hazen Sise, the company adopted the name Arcop in 1970. At its peak in early 1966, it employed over 150 people.[1][2]

Their first major commission was the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.[3] Subsequent projects would include Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, Place Bonaventure, and Maison Alcan.[1][2]

In 2011, Arcop and Montreal-based engineering consulting firm Genivar announced a strategic alliance.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mintzberg, Henry (2007). "Strategy of Design: Architects in co-partnership, 1953-1978". Tracking Strategies: Towards a General Theory. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199228508. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Gersovitz, Julia. "ARCOP". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Gooch, Bryan N.S. "Queen Elizabeth Theatre". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "GENIVAR and the ARCOP Group establish a strategic alliance". Press release. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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