CAHP – ACECP Awards 2019

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Convent Ensemble of the Gray Nuns of Montreal (Montreal, QC)
Award of Excellence

Awardees:  Istvan Kovacs, (DFS Inc. architecture & design)

The work on the Covent Ensemble of the Gray Nuns of Montreal demonstrated remarkable, diligent restoration of a prominent building, with great attention to detail in the stone repair, cleaning and sourcing of compatible stone materials.

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West Block Rehabilitation Project (Ottawa, ON)
Award of Excellence

Awardees: Rosanne Moss, Julia Gersovitz O.C., Giovanni DiodatiNancy LabrecqueAliaksei Fedarenka, (EVOQ Architecture Inc.); Nebojsa Ojdrovic, (Ojdrovic Engineering Inc.); John CookeChris Vopni, (John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd.); Herb Stovel, Joseph Sembrat, (Conservation Solutions Inc.); Eric Stewart, and Rod Stewart, (Historic Plaster Conservation Services)

The West Block Rehabilitation Project on Parliament Hill in Ottawa comprised the preservation and restoration of the building envelope and the conversion of the exterior courtyard under a glass roof. The project also included the restoration and renovation of all interior spaces.

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Cambridge Old Post Office & Idea Exchange (Cambridge, ON)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Kelly Gilbride, (Stevens Burgess Architects Ltd.); Gerry Zegerius, (Tacoma Engineers Inc.); Henry Forget, (Roof Tile Management Inc.); Eve Guinan, (Eve Guinan Design Restoration); and Spencer Higgins, (ArconTEST Inc.)

The revitalization of the Cambridge Old Post Office & Idea Exchange project included extensive restoration work in conjunction with the design of a transparent pavilion that doubled the structure’s floor area to accommodate a state of the art fully digital library.

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Tower Automotive Building (Toronto, ON)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Philip Evans, (ERA Architects Inc.)

The renewal of the Tower Automotive Building successfully celebrates the bones of the building, modern graffiti movements, and photography of its aging over time. The judges were impressed by the project’s ability to capture its industrial roots by highlighting its heritage features in a raw manner.

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Awardees:  Lisa Nicol and John Cooke, (John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd.)

The Senate of Canada – Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation represented exemplary and innovative seismic design for the temporary home of the Senate.

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Old Penniac Baptist Church (Penniac, NB)
Award of Merit

Awardees:  Dr. Thomas Morrison, (Heritage Standing Inc.)

Dr. Thomas Morrison was awarded for demonstrating humble and creative engineering, guided in a minimal intervention approach by the Standards and Guidelines, to successfully maintain the integrity of the character defining elements of the historic church. The judges were impressed by the project’s recognition of settler history in the area; inspired by the commendable grassroots and civic movement organized to save the church from demolition.

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St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto, ON)
Award of Excellence

Awardees:  Eve Guinan, (Eve Guinan Design Restoration)

The restoration of the stain glass windows at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church were carefully restored and conserved to coincide with the church’s centennial commemoration of World War 1. The judges described the submission as a great story; well-detailed, both technical and personal, as evident by its compelling images and thorough project synopsis.

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Awardees:  John Cooke, (John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd.) and Chris Huntley, (Heritage Restoration Inc.)

The masonry work of the Buckhorn Lock #31 – Masonry Rehabilitation impressed the judges by as the awardees carefully determined physically compatible stone and mortar to address spalled and fractured areas of the locks. The project was completed over the winter months to ensure that it was operational for the next summer navigational period, adding to the project’s complexity.

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Awardees:  Peter Stewart, Francine Antoniou, Emily Cheng, (George Robb Architect); Nebojsa Ojdrovic, (Ojdrovic Engineering Inc.) Don Hutchinson, (J.D. Strachan Construction Ltd.); and Jean-Francois D. Furieri (Iconoplast Designs Inc.)

The Montgomery’s Inn Restoration was a beautiful effort to marry the old with new. The judges were impressed by the great curatorial research of historical paintings and documents for the interiors, the project team’s ability to work around the facility’s opening hours, and the creative lighting that amplifies the visitors’ experience of the museum.

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Awardees:  Chris Huntley, (Heritage Restoration Inc.); Edwin Rowse, and Sydney Martin, (ERA Architects Inc.)

The Parkwood National Historic Site – Greenhouse Conservation project was applauded for demonstrating exemplary analysis of existing structure, with a strong attention to understanding phase and accuracy of execution of repairs and replacements. The judges were also impressed with how the building remained operational within the duration of the conservation work.

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Awardees:  Eric Stein, (EVOQ Architecture Inc.)

The Campus du Fort de la Montagne Master Plan guides present and future stakeholders in the development and consolidation of the property’s foundational theological and educational missions. The project was comprehensive and thorough, with several competing requirements and interests considered to ensure the ongoing viability of the site’s built and natural heritage cultural assets.

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Awardees: Tamara Anson-CartwrightKathryn Anderson, (City of Toronto); Rebecca Sciarra, and Laura Loney, (ASI)

The Exhibition Place Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment was comprehensiveand embraced a palimpsest approach to meaning. The project was notable for laying the groundwork for future use while ensuring they are in keeping with its cultural and heritage significance. Most importantly, the project highlighted that the Indigenous engagement is deemed worthy of acknowledgement – distinguishing it from all the other nominated projects.

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Awardees:  Jason Gibson, (Gibson Timber Frames Inc.)

Jason Gibson’s impressive long-term commitment as a member of the Timber Framers Guild, facilitating private timber frame courses for the past 18 years was recognized by the judges. Jason was described as an excellent educator, training young and old alike on traditional timber framing and building a sense of community.

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