Engineer and architect who was a proponent of Art Deco architecture. He designed his own home, the famed Cormier House in the Golden Square Mile.
He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1906. His first job was in the Dominion Bridge Company's research department. He then became a student of Jean-Louis Pascal at Paris' École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1909.
His works included the central building of the Universite de Montreal and two Roman Catholic churches for the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island.
His father was a medical doctor residing in Montreal when Cormier was born.
He aspired to carry on the innovative legacies of such legendary architects as Le Corbusier.