Founded in 1978 by Dan S. Hanganu, the agency has been noted for a modern and original spirit of research, initially concerning housing and its urban problems. Nowadays, the firm is known for its icons in the Montreal streetscape, such as the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Montreal HEC, the UQAM Design pavilion and many more. Like those, many important projects carried out by the office characterize themselves by a strong presence and the ingenious way in which they dialog with their particular urban context. Strong from its experience in many types of architectural projects (such as housing, schools, cultural, institutional and commercial buildings), Dan Hanganu architects can offer a grand expertise for projects at different scales. In addition, the firm has at heart the sustainable aspect of the architecture, not only by the integration of passive energy systems, eco-friendly materials and processes, but also with regard to the sustainability of the architectural work. This permanence derives from the quality of spaces and materials, but also the flexibility and possible adaptation of uses over time. Attention to detail has also earned the company several awards.