Heart of the Nation: The Long Term Vision and Plan for Ottawa’s Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts

Since Queen Victoria selected Bytown as Canada’s capital in 1858, the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts facing Wellington Street have become the symbolic—and physical—heart of the country. This presentation examines the history of the area, the key principles of its layout, and the pivotal role of a long term master plan to accommodate its evolving needs. How is the district planned to reflect our democratic institutions and practices? What development pressures has the area confronted in the past? What are the current issues and opportunities facing the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts?

Session Details

Session ID: 
44CE
Time: 
Thursday, May 25th, 2017: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Accreditation: 
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU
Venue : 
Westin
Level: 
3
Room: 
Ontario

Session Speaker(s)

Robert Allsopp, RIBA, RTPI, FCSLA, OALA, CIP, OPPI, RPP

Principal, dtah

Robert Allsopp, a leading Canadian urban designer, has been a key figure in the planning and design of the heart of the National Capital over the past thirty five years. Mr. Allsopp, with Roger du Toit and Peter Fletcher Smith of DTAH, prepared the 1987 Long Range Plan for the Parliamentary and the Judicial Precincts and the Plan’s update in 2007. Mr. Allsopp has also been instrumental in establishing urban design policies for Commemorations in the National Capital.

Lyette Fortin

Instructor Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University & Consultant in Architectural Conservation

Lyette Fortin, Architectural Conservation Consultant, teaches at Carleton University School of Architecture where she obtained her BArch 35 years ago. She specialised in Conservation at York University, England and in Rome, Italy at the International Centre for the Study of Cultural Property (ICCROM). She worked as a Conservation Architect for the Federal Government and for the Parliament of Canada.

Barry Padolsky, OAA FRAIC

Principal, Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc., Architects is an Ottawa based architectural, urban design, and heritage consulting practice founded in 1969. The firm has won 28 national, provincial, and civic design awards of which 22 have been for heritage conservation. In 2015, along with architect Shirley Blumberg and other members of the coalition, Barry led the defense of the LTVP, starting with a letter to the Prime Minister objecting to the siting of the Victims of Communism monument.

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ARCHITECTURE 150
24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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