There will be a tour of the ‘Strutt House’ and its surrounding gardens located on the Eardley Escarpment of the Gatineau Park. The tour would be an opportunity to see what is happening at the Strutt House, which is in the middle of the conservation project. Life safety and stabilization initiatives have been completed, and the deferred maintenance is underway.
Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate wear is required. The site includes many uncovered exterior stairs and uneven terrain.
The presentation will reflect the conservation work on the home of Canadian Modernist Architect James Strutt. This is a joint project between the Fondation Strutt Foundation and the National Capital Commission, and is supported by a committee of architectural, engineering and heritage practitioners from across Canada. A brief background on the Architect - his influence, strategies and project execution – will be followed with a summary of the heritage structure report, and the ongoing work to stabilize/conserve this iconic home.
A brief background on the Architect, his influences, strategies and project execution, is followed by a summary of the heritage structure report, and the ongoing work to stabilize and conserve this iconic home. Lecture/seminar participants will be given priority registration for an associated site tour.