Plans have been revealed for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects, which will rise on a prominent site in Ottawa.
“With exhibition and collections space, reading rooms, creative centre, children’s area, a genealogy centre, and café configured around a large town hall, the new facility will be a welcoming home for the stories of Ottawa residents and all Canadians,” said …
Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a Civic Trust Award for the National Arts Centre (NAC) rejuvenation project in Ottawa. Now in its 60th year, the international event is the longest-running built environment awards program in Europe.
The Senate of Canada will move into the Government Conference Centre while Parliament’s Centre Block is rehabilitated. In early 2015, the architectural plans for the Senate’s temporary home called for three new committee rooms at the revamped Government Conference Centre. The only problem was the resulting bare walls.
The F. Ross Browne Award recognizes editorial excellence in Construction Canada. It was presented this year to Brian Burton for “Parliamentary Privileges, The Past and Future of the Houses on the Hill,” from the July 2017 issue.
The procurement process a new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility has entered a new phase. A City of Ottawa request for qualifications (RFQ) process for professional design services, initiated in May of 2017, has resulted in the selection of five shortlisted teams from 33 submissions. The teams have been invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) process.