Architect, educator and Director of Consulting Services at Société Logique, Isabelle Cardinal has a degree in architecture and is a member of the Quebec Order of Architects since 1993. For almost 25 years, she combines her expertise in architecture with an excellent awareness of the needs of people with functional limitations. She works on assignments involving delicate issues and innovative practices, while participating in the research and development of new standards and techniques.

Dynamic and sensitive to the quality of the built environment, Isabelle Cardinal pays careful attention to the unity between functional quality and formal quality, creating a balanced and inclusive world. Her interest in urban development, public space design, architecture and interior design is reflected in her collaborations with numerous creators, architects, urban planners and designers. Remaining focused on user experience, she successfully integrates harmoniously the concept of universal design into institutional, commercial and residential projects, into sports and cultural facilities, as well as into the development of streets, parks and transit.

« Universal design aims for a performance in accessibility that is far superior to the one provided by building regulations. It is a concept that offers countless, simple and aesthetic advantages and possibilities, at a cost comparable to traditional practices. »


Photography by Josie Montserrat.