Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism will host the launch of a new book, A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament. The book is a stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history. Contributors include four members of the school, Lyette Fortin, Jill Stoner, Stephen Fai and Mariana Esponda.

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Speakers at the launch include:

  • The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
  • Audrey O’Brien, CM, clerk emerita of the House of Commons
  • Rob Wright, assistant deputy minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure
  • Jill Stoner, director of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

The event features a roundtable discussion with the author/photographer, editor and designer.

The Centre Block—the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation—was closed in 2018 and will remain closed for at least a decade for a complete renovation and restoration. During that time, hundreds of thousands of Canadians and visitors to Canada will miss the opportunity to tour the building and view its architecture and symbolic artwork.

With original photographs from noted architectural photographer William P. McElligott, historical images and thematic articles written by established subject specialists, A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament provides a contemporary look at one of the nation’s greatest symbols. This book, presented in English and French, documents and analyzes the context, landscape, heritage and structure of this unique national icon, from its origins to its present and future.

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