Diane Lafontaine is an architect and contemporary visual artist who works in Montreal and in the Laurentians. She has been involved in independent research, reflection, creation, and production of architecture, urban design, interior design, and visual arts for more than twenty five years. She presently works for her private firm Atelier Arkhitektonia. She previously worked for Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes, In Situ atelier d'architecture, and Cardinal Hardy & associés, architectes (now Lemay). Her architectural (and design) works, deeply anchored in their context, are conceived from elements retrieved from the scene of intervention, traces of the past, natural elements of the site, and are elaborated by way of a pictorial, sculptural, and scenographic approach of space in which forms, colors, textures, shadow, and lignt, interclash, forming an harmonious whole uncluttered and stripped of all artifices.