Tour: National Arts Centre

Prominently located on Ottawa’s Confederation Square, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a Centennial Year project to create a national centre of excellence for the performing arts. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, a rejuvenated NAC will re-open on July 1st, 2017 that establishes new transparency and connection with the city. The transformation will include improved spaces for performance, new wings for audience and events and will create a fresh identity and visible presence in the city.

A marquee tower designed to extend the geometry of the original architecture into the 21st  century marks a new entrance. Public space for education, pre-concert gatherings and small concerts will occupy the new North Atrium. An upper level Lounge will take in views of Confederation Square and Parliament Hill. A transformed Fourth Stage, which serves as an incubator for theatre and music, will animate the NAC’s presence along Elgin Street. The tour will also take in the refurbished main auditorium, Southam Hall.

This tour is a sneak peak of the NAC prior to its gala re-opening on Canada Day.  As this tour will be an active construction site, participants must provide their own safety gear, to include boots, vest, hat and glasses. Anyone not coming equipped will not be allowed on the tour.

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ Senior Associate Jennifer Mallard will lead the tour of the NAC.

Prominently located on Ottawa’s Confederation Square, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a Centennial Year project to create a national centre of excellence for the performing arts. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, a rejuvenated NAC will re-open on July 1st, 2017 that establishes new transparency and connection with the city. The transformation will include improved spaces for performance, new wings for audience and events and will create a fresh identity and visible presence in the city.

  A marquee tower designed to extend the geometry of the original architecture into the 21st century marks a new entrance. Public space for education, pre-concert gatherings and small concerts will occupy the new North Atrium. An upper level Lounge will take in views of Confederation Square and Parliament Hill. A transformed Fourth Stage, which serves as an incubator for theatre and music, will animate the NAC’s presence along Elgin Street. The tour will also take in the refurbished main auditorium, Southam Hall.

This tour is a sneak peak of the NAC prior to its gala re-opening on Canada Day. 

As this tour will be an active construction site, participants must provide their own safety gear, to include boots, vest, hat and glasses. Anyone not coming equipped will not be allowed on the tour.

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ Senior Associate Jennifer Mallard will lead the tour of the NAC.

Session Details

Session ID: 
12T
Time: 
Friday, May 26th, 2017: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Accreditation: 
1 Self-directed learning hour
Venue : 
Westin
Level: 
1
Room: 
Lobby

Session Speaker(s)

Jennifer Mallard

Senior Associate Jennifer Mallard is Project Architect for the National Arts Centre renewal. Previous performing arts projects include the Max M. Fisher Centre for the Performing Arts in Detroit; the Sidney Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, Toronto. Her project experience also includes public libraries, long-term care facilities, public schools and post-secondary educational facilities. 

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