Danny Pearl

Architect & Co-Founder

In 1992, Daniel Pearl founded l’ŒUF (l’Office de l’Éclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel) with Mark Poddubiuk, where he works mainly in the fields of environmental architecture, urban housing, residential and commercial renovation. Danny is also a professor specializing in architectural research, criticism and theory. For more than seventeen years, l’ŒUF has developed its reputation particularly in the fields of sustainable and environmental architecture. The expertise of the partners is recognized for the architectural quality of their projects, their technical and professional skills and their active participation in the academic, professional and community context. This expertise is always based on the search for a balance between the appropriate technique, the economic feasibility, the architectural expression and the environmental impact of the project.


Today’s migration to cities is staggering, driving an urgent need for urban growth. The climate risk this creates is immense. Past development was carbon intensive and based on cheap energy, long supply chains and cars. Changing this worldview is a cultural and lifestyle challenge. Cities must drive down carbon fluxes, increase social justice, enrich cultures and be radically local to meet the challenge. Danny Pearl and his office L’OEUF are part of the winning C40 Reinventing Cities project, “Demain Montreal”. By focusing on process, contextualization, and co-creation of local circular and sharing economies, the Demain Montreal project facilitates massive collaborative impact by people working together. Targeting 100% renewable energy and renewable construction materials, the project has an ambitious Carbon Positive objective based on both a reduction of the embodied carbon of the building and a strong strategy to capture carbon during the operational phase. Site planning will focus on biodiversity with enhanced vegetative cover, an urban forest and local food production. Pearl’s project boldly forecasts massive carbon reductions through high-performance and embodied carbon approach to construction. It puts emphasis on innovative occupations supporting the circular economy, materials, mobility, food and smart learning technologies, and proposed strategies of co-learning and lifestyle change.