East Block

Client: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa ON

Year of project completion: 2021

In consortium with: Architecture 49

The project involved major rehabilitation of the 1867 East Block of Parliament in Ottawa, a federally classified heritage building and a National Historic Site of Canada. Within the joint venture, DFS provided architectural and conservation leadership. The ultimate focus was on the highly complex and elaborate Southwest and Southeast Towers and the Governor General’s Entrance. The work comprised stone masonry conservation, dismantling and rebuilding of walls and foundations, conserving sculptures, metals, stained-glass windows, wood windows and doors, as well as copper roofing replacement, and seismic structural reinforcement of load bearing masonry walls. We developed the conservation techniques, did multiple studies and options analyses. Mechanical and electrical systems were replaced, fire safety was upgraded, federal accessibility standards were applied, all within the heritage fabric of the building.

Client: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa ON

Year of project completion: 2021

In consortium with: Architecture 49

The project involved major rehabilitation of the 1867 East Block of Parliament in Ottawa, a federally classified heritage building and a National Historic Site of Canada. Within the joint venture, DFS provided architectural and conservation leadership. The ultimate focus was on the highly complex and elaborate Southwest and Southeast Towers and the Governor General’s Entrance. The work comprised stone masonry conservation, dismantling and rebuilding of walls and foundations, conserving sculptures, metals, stained-glass windows, wood windows and doors, as well as copper roofing replacement, and seismic structural reinforcement of load bearing masonry walls. We developed the conservation techniques, did multiple studies and options analyses. Mechanical and electrical systems were replaced, fire safety was upgraded, federal accessibility standards were applied, all within the heritage fabric of the building.

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