Alain Lefrançois of Epsylon Concept Inc. donates $200,000 to the School of Architecture

November 10, 2016

Montreal, November 10, 2016 – Yesterday, the Faculty of Environmental Design welcomed Alain Lefrançois, President and CEO of Epsylon Concept Inc. who, on behalf of his company, made a major donation of $200,000 to the School of Architecture for the creation of the Epsylon Fund for the Building Envelope (Fonds Epsylon en enveloppe de bâtiment) as part of the Campus Montréal fundraising campaign.

The donation will enable the School of Architecture to offer advanced training activities that focus on the building envelope.

“In creating this fund, I am pleased to contribute to the teaching mission of the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design at Université de Montréal. Through support that will bolster academic initiatives associated with the building envelope, I believe our alliance will facilitate the transfer of expertise to the next generation in an industry defined by performance and innovation,” stated Mr. Lefrançois.

According to Jacques Lachapelle, Director of the School of Architecture, “Glass has become a captivating building material; it stimulates the imagination. But today’s desire to use an increasing amount of glass comes with the challenge of ensuring the technical performance of the building envelope within a sustainability context. The Epsylon donation will greatly help students address this challenge.”

About Epsylon

Epsylon is a Quebec engineering firm specializing in the manufacturing and installation of pre-fabricated aluminum and glass curtain walls for commercial and institutional buildings. The company was created in 2008 by brothers Alain and Jean Lefrançois and three associates following the sale of the Group and its subsidiary Gamma Industries Inc. In addition to its headquarters and plant in Quebec City, since 2013 Epsylon has operated a sales and project management office in Montreal as well as an American subsidiary, whose assembly plant and sales offices are located in Florida. Its sales rose from $37 million in 2012 to more than $100 million in 2014. Epsylon employs a staff of some 200 in Quebec and 200 more in the U.S. Among the projects the company has been involved in are the new multipurpose amphitheatre in Quebec City, the research centre at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, McGill University Health Centre, the new Shriners Hospital for Children, Maison symphonique de Montréal, the Deloitte Tower in Montreal, and Complexe Jules-Dallaire in Quebec City.

Post a comment

0 of 1000 characters