Our Mission

Arpent is a non-profit urban planning firm whose mission is to address the current and future needs of communities by retrofitting suburban territories.

The retrofitting
of suburban territories

Arpent supports a rational use of urbanized territories by updating the current built environments and their communities. The retrofitting is defined as a proactive process that aims to update existing landscapes to address social, economic and environmental transformation, current and anticipated. Arpent works to promote retrofitting through densification and diversification of territories in accordance with local dynamics.

Our Approach

Arpent works to sustainably develop territories in a transparent manner towards collective interest. Our practice is determined by the goal of generating affordable and diversified real estate solutions, facilitating access to services, encouraging the use of active and public means of transportation and optimizing the existing infrastructure. We employ urban planning tools with the examination of demographic trends and urbanization patterns to design courses of action that will positively impact current populations and attract future generations.

The Team

Arpent brings together professionals from the fields of urban planning and development. The combination of their specialties and skills allows them to take a multidisciplinary approach to territorial development.

Samuel Descôteaux Fréchette

Project Manager
General Coordinator

  • M. Sc. Études urbaines
  • B. Sc. Urbanisme
  • s.descoteaux-frechette@larpent.ca


Charlotte Montfils-Ratelle

Project Manager
Research and Development Coordinator

  • M. Sc. Études urbaines
  • B. Sc. Urbanisme
  • c.montfils-ratelle@larpent.ca


Justin Verville Alarie

Project Manager
Chief Administrator

  • M. Sc. Aménagement (ongoing)
  • B. Sc. Urbanisme
  • j.verville-alarie@larpent.ca


Amel Gherbi

Project manager
Research and development

  • Ph. D. Études urbaines (ongoing)
  • M. A. Communications
  • a.gherbi@larpent.ca


Guillaume Lessard

Project manager
Research and development

  • Ph. D. Études urbaines (ongoing)
  • M. A. and B. A. Histoire
  • g.lessard@larpent.ca


Board of directors

David Alfaro Clark

Planning Advisor

M. Sc. Urbanisme
B. A. Géographie et sociologie

Maude Cournoyer-Gendron

Professional Researcher

Ph. D. Études urbaines (ongoing)
M. Sc. Études urbaines
B. Sc. Géographie environnementale

Karl Dorais-Kinkaid, URB

Urban Planner

M. Sc. Urbanisme
M. Sc. Aménagement
B. A. Sciences sociales

Timothée Millet

Project Manager

M. Sc. Études urbaines
B. Sc. Urbanisme

Mathilde Rudloff

Market Analyst

M. Sc. Urbanisme
B. A. Économie

Our Collaborators

The team is supported by collaborators with complementary specialties that allow the addition of specific areas of expertise tailored to the projects.

Eudes Henno


M. Sc. Études urbaines (ongoing)
B. Sc. Géographie et aménagement

Specialties: Active mobility, integrated transport-planning policies

Joëlle Rondeau

Surburban Agriculture Specialist

M. Sc. Études urbaines
B. Sc. Études internationales

Specialties: Regional food systems, suburban agriculture

Gabriel Fournier Filion

Financial Advisor

B. A. A. Spécialisation finances

Specialties: Financial packages, development management

Claire Grillet

Service Designer

B. Design industriel

Specialties: Service design, involvement of citizens and stakeholders, user-centered approach

Laurent Levesque

Management Advisor

M. Sc. Management (ongoing)
B. Sc. Urbanisme

Specialties: Management, strategy, communications

Gautier Davesne


Ph. D. Geography (ongoing)
M. Sc. Geography
B. Sc. Geography

Specialties: Cold regions geomorphology, soil characterization, surface hydrology

Florilène Cornier

Research Advisor

M. Sc. Politique
B. Sc. Politique/Histoire

Specialties: Urban policies, territorial assessment, urban studies

Former team members

Marie-Ève Charbonneau   

Founding member and advisor in urban planning



Amel El Hossayni  

Intern in urban planning



Timothée Millet   

Founding member and project manager

Collaborating organizations and partners