A study of the condition of the building envelope of a 1930’s church in Ottawa. Recommendations for long and short term investments were provided.
Cartier Square Drill Hall Envelope Repairs
A condition assessment of the roof, windows, and masonry of a National Historic Site in Ottawa. A seismic assessment and long term recommendations were provided. Subsequent tender packages addressed urgent deficiencies.
Postal Station B Ground Floor Redevelopment
The rehabilitation of a former Post Office branch to serve as an executive boardroom with videoconferencing and simultaneous interpretation capabilities. Historic finishes were restored to their original appearance while concealing infrastructure required to provide multimedia functionality.
Confederation Building Window Rehabilitation Phase 2
Repairs to roughly 600 double-hung wood windows using traditional repair techniques, including splicing in wood repairs where required, refinishing brass hardware, installing new bronze weatherstripping, and linseed oil based finishes.
Confederation Building Envelope Screening
A multi-year assignment to screen the building envelope for emergency, short-term, and long term repairs. Several masonry repair projects followed to stabilize hazardous conditions found during the investigations.
Carleton Martello Tower Rehabilitation
A military structure in Saint-John, New Brunswick, the Carleton Martello Tower is a unique combination of an 1812 era fortification and WW2 era Command Post. The heavily deteriorated and unstable masonry requires extensive repair, and the project mandate includes the replacement of the massive concrete addition with a lightweight replica. Unfinished Portland cement panels fastened to a steel frame replaces the original Command Post, preserving the general character of the place while being clearly a modern intervention.
Centennial Flame Reconstruction
To commemorate the creation of Nunavut, the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill was modified to include a 13th segment honouring the territory. A hard deadline of December 13, 2017, the date of the re-dedication ceremony, required rapid design, documentation, and construction. Largely prefabricated off-site, the project required close collaboration with the construction managers, sculptors, artisans. and trades.
The Halifax Armouries is a National Historic Site, and a designated heritage structure designed by Thomas Fuller, Chief Dominion Architect from 1881-1896. The conservation project required masonry investigations, structural repairs, window repairs, historical research, and the collaborative development of a conservation approach.
Centre Block Ventilation Towers Conservation
Structural repairs and seismic upgrading of two slender ventilation towers on the Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa. The project involved extensive masonry repairs and rebuilding in an occupied building with stringent security requirements.
Amherst Armoury Stabilization
A condition assessment, and design for emergency stabilization.