Atelier Big City, (Anne Cormier, Randy Cohen, Howard Davies), founded in 1987 in Montreal, is known for its innovative and often gregarious approach to architectural design. The work of Atelier Big City tries to provocatively push the envelope of what one might imagine to be possible in an architectural project. They believe that combining multiple points of view in the development of concepts generates an alternative to traditional design solutions and of authorship. ABC is particularly interested in the notion of public space and the architectural promenade, which they see as a journey between built projects and their environs. They see the role of the architectural project as a ‘mediator’ of marginal areas and are attracted to metaphysical/interpretive themes and the stimulation of the senses through the use of innovative materials, colour, volume and structure.