Michel Lauzon is the founder, President and Creative Executive Officer of LAAB, a design innovation collective founded in 2017. A creative mind at the crossroads of design and real estate, Michel Lauzon has 25 years of award-wining international design experience and high-level business acumen. Michel was President and CEO of AEdifica (2017-2020) and as well as Chief Creative Officer & Senior Partner at Lemay (2009-2017). At the age of 29, he co-founded renowned emerging Canadian design practice NOMADE in 1999 and led the firm as President from 2001 to 2009.
An accomplished architect and urban designer, Michel is proficient in design-driven problem-solving for complex projects in a variety of typologies and markets: mixed-use, hospitality, commercial & offices, retail, multi-unit residential, high-rises, cultural, entertainment & sports, transport, tourist destinations & themeparks, new city design and emerging niches such as creativity hubs and co-working.
This skill-set has lead him to design and deliver landmark projects in variety of cultural contexts across the globe: Canada, USA, the Caribbean, North Africa (Algeria & Morocco), Middle- and Far-East (UAE, Pakistan, India, China). He has created singular designs and memorable spaces for leading companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Ubisoft, Adidas, Bombardier and Lumenpulse.
Michel has a proven track record of design success featuring over 50 awards, landmark buildings and 12 winning competition proposals. Michel is a reputed thought leader and sought-after key note speaker on the topics of creativity, design thinking, innovation by design and Brandscaping. His work and design approach have been featured in acclaimed media such as the New York Times, Architectural Record, Canadian Architect, Domus, Azure, Frame, Dwell and Wallpaper.