The NAC renovation, pictured here, represents a major transformation in Ottawa architecture.

Carleton to Present Panel Event on Transformation in Ottawa Architecture

Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in partnership with the History and Theory of Architecture program, will present a CU in the City panel event Old Buildings/New Forms: Transforming the City of Ottawa. With many major city projects on the cusp of being commissioned, the expert panel will discuss re-imagining Ottawa architecture, historic places that help construct the city’s identity, and the success of the ongoing transformation activities.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Guild Room, Allsaints Ottawa, 10 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

In preparation for Canada’s 150th anniversary, Ottawa is in a state of architectural transformation. Many historic buildings along Wellington Street have been recently rehabilitated or are undergoing major alterations. Other buildings, such as the former U.S. Embassy, sit empty while awaiting future projects. The proposed addition to the grand Château Laurier has ignited heated public debate.

The panel will discuss whether Ottawa’s historic buildings are being successfully transformed into new spaces and what factors determine perceived success.
Panelists include:

  • Moderator Andrew Waldron, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
  • Peter Coffman, Carleton University
  • Susan Ross, Carleton University
  • Rodney Wilts, Windmill Developments
  • Sarah Gelbard, yowLab
  • Victoria Angel, ERA Architects
  • Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa city councillor

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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