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New Brunswick firms awarded

Last month, three New Brunswick design firms were honoured with 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards.

Every three years, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture is chosen by a jury of industry experts, and presented to recognize an important architectural contribution to a community. This year, Stantec Architecture, formally Architecture 2000, was recognized for the Emergency Response Services & Town Hall Facilities project in Sackville.

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Owens Art Gallery: A holistic conservation strategy

Located on Mount Allison University’s campus in Sackville, N.B., the Owens Art Gallery is the oldest university art gallery in Canada.1 Officially opened in 1895, the gallery was designed in the elegant Beaux-Arts style by highly regarded Toronto-based architect, Edmund Burke (Figure 1). Locally quarried and fabricated olive sandstone was used to construct the traditional mass masonry exterior walls, and decorative terra cotta friezes bearing the names of famous artists were incorporated within the front and side elevations and supported on circular sandstone columns.

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