Maxime earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Université de Montréal in 1994 and has been a member of the Order of Architects since 1996. He is also an holder of the seal of the Ontario Association of Architects. Before embarking on his adventure with Les Ensembliers, Maxime held several prestigious positions. In 2003 and 2004, he successively founded the Vandal Architect Ensemblier architecture studio, Les Ensembliers design firm and Gestion Les Ensembliers construction company. In 2007, Maxime and Richard Ouellette founded Nomade Immobilier, a group including La Persillère, and XO Développement Immobilier in 2011. Today, his 20 years of experience and skills are invested into the group he runs with his partner Richard Ouellette. Maxime serves as chief architect at VAE, is chairman of Les Ensembliers and president of XO Développement Immobilier.
Richard has over 20 years experience in all sectors of design, including fashion, styling, event planning and interior design. Early in his career, he distinguished himself by becoming one of the youngest recipients of the Griffe d'or for his fashion designs. Subsequently, he immersed himself in the world of industrial and urban design. After studying environmental design at the Université du Québec à Montréal, he worked in styling and graphic design as a project manager at an advertising agency. Then, in 2004, he found his true calling as an interior designer. He joined Les Ensembliers as a design partner in 2007. In 2011, he was recognized in Quebec as one of the leaders in his field. His extensive and multidisciplinary design experience with materials, objects, atmospheres and spaces has led him to become a master of his craft, taking the helm of Les Ensembliers as president in 2012.
Éliane holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from HEC Montréal. She has been a member of the Order of Certified General Accountants for over 20 years and is now a member of the Order of Chartered professional accountants, following the merger in 2012 of all accounting bodies in Canada. Prior to joining Les Ensembliers, Éliane has worked alongside management teams, financial and fiscal advisors for private companies across multiple industries. She served, for over 10 years, as President of Quali-T-Group Inc and its subsidiaries, a private-owned company operating in the steel industry in Canada and the US. In 2010 she joined Maxime Vandal and Richard Ouellette, founders and partners of Les Ensembliers. She became a partner at Les Ensembliers in 2013 and serves as Vice-President.