Andre Theroux

Andre Theroux

Montreal, QC, CA

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I am a Canadian Registered Architect, living and working in China for the last 13 years.

For more then 20 years, I am a Project Leader, a Studio Director and a Design Director, in Canada and in China.

I started working in China in 2007, and never stopped. I was responsible for the concept design and for the development design of huge projects, all around China, working for big international firms and local firms. I oversaw all the phases of the projects.

I have extensive experience in coordinating directly with important clients, developers, governments, universities, cultural institutions, for all kind of projects and situations. This help me a lot to develop very good communication skills and allow me to understand and analyse complex situations and client needs.

As a graduate of a master’s degree in management, (MBA), it helped me to understand and manage efficiently situations in and outside the office, managing multi disciplinary teams, and develop strong ability for persuasion and negotiation.

Coming to China, I discovered that I have a great capacity of adaptation, essential in architecture. Living abroad also helped me to develop my self-awareness and self-confidence.

I learned 5 languages and speak 4 of them.

Thank you for your time.


Andre Theroux, Senior Architect


Yuangou Design, Shanghai, CN, Design Director

Yuangou Design (8 years) (360 people in Shanghai office) (140 people in Shenyang office).
Design Director for Architectural Design and Urban Planning Department,
In charge of Major projects of the department: Mixed-Use, Retail, Office, Science Park, Residential, School, Exhibition center, Museum, Theatre, Church …

Aug 2011 - Apr 2019

Aedas, Shanghai and Beijing, CN, Senior Architect and Designer, Project Leader

Aedas, (3 years) (Beijing 40 people, Shanghai 60 people)

Senior Designer and Project Architect
In charge of major projects all over China: Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Suzhou, Xuzhou.

Mostly worked as a Senior Designer for important mixed-used projects, super tall towers, office towers, Hotels and residential developments.

Also implicated in construction documents for retail podiums, residential developments, office towers and hotels.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

Oxford Properties / Frederick Klein Architect, Montreal, QC, CA, Studio Director and Design Director,

Oxford Properties / Frederic Klein architects (3 years)

Studio Director and Design Director, (medium office of 25 people).

Associated with a Real-Estate Company, helping them managing 500,000m2 prime office space in downtown Montréal.

In charge of multiple major projects including: a new office Head-Quarters, (60,000 m2), an industrial park, 80,000 m2, and residential buildings (75 to 120 units), conception to completion.

Aug 2000 - Dec 2003

Lemay Michaud, Montreal, QC, CA, Senior Architect and Designer

Lemay & Michaud architects (2 ½ years)

Senior Architect and Designer (Montreal 12 people, Quebec: 24 people).

In charge of master planning of mixed-use park (120,000 m2), new office building design (20,000 m2), new hotel design, Le Germain Toronto, and retail.

Sep 1998 - Jun 2000

Lafontaine Architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Senior Architect and Senior Designer,

Lafontaine Architect (4 years)

Senior Architect and Senior Designer, (8 to10 people)

In charge of the conception and completion of the refit of a mixed-use complex, Place Dupuis, (80,000 m2), Hotel Tower, 2 Offices towers, new retail podium.

Mar 1992 - Nov 1995

Aedifica Architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Intern and Junior Architect

Aedifica (4 years) (from small to medium firm: 16 employees)

Intern and Junior Architect

Worked on several major projects: new metro stations, new head-quarter buildings, government research center, retail and boutiques in all America.
In charge of implementation of AutoCAD.

May 1983 - Aug 1987


WorldLink Education, Beijing, CN, Intermediate Mandarin, (Chinese)

6 months, full time, immersion - intensive program, Mandarin Chinese, in Beijing.

School affiliate with Beijing Wenhua University,

Certfification: Intermediate Level

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006

HEC School of Management, Montreal, QC, CA, Masters, Diplôme d'Études En Gestion

DESG, Master in Management (MBA)

Sep 1994 - Apr 1997

Université Laval, Quebec, QC, CA, BArch, Baccalaureate in Architecture, Barch,

5 years study, including BArch and MArch

Sep 1978 - Apr 1982

Areas of Specialization