Saskatchewan - Re-imagining Wooden Grain Elevators

Location: Saskatchewan (case study on Indian Head, SK)


Date: Winter 2015


Type of project: Research, Heritage Design, Adaptive Reuse


Description: Wooden grain elevators are an important part of the cultural landscape on the Canadian Prairie. On a large scale, grain elevators are a product of the national rail network that shaped Saskatchewan as a province and Canada as a nation. On a small scale, the elevators are an architecture that has evolved from functionality to monumentality, deeply rooted in the identities of prairie communities and their people. From a place for grain to a place for people, adaptive reuse promotes a new life for the wooden grain elevators. The adapted architecture of the grain elevator will generate social interaction that promotes co-operation, strengthens community, and ultimately creates sustainable, vibrant prairie communities.

Ottawa, ON - Heritage Conservation District Research and Proposal

Location: Ottawa, ON


Date: Spring 2016


Type of project: Heritage Conservation District (HCD) research and City of Ottawa proposal


Collaboration: Glebe Community Association; Heritage Ottawa


Description: This project is part of phase II of the development of heritage conservation districts in the Glebe neighbourhood. This research includes gathering information on the unique historic houses along Clemow Avenue and their notable residents as well as composing architectural descriptions for the houses of interest. This research will be used as part of the proposal for the City of Ottawa. 

Wolseley, SK - Heritage Design

Location: Wolseley, SK


Date: Summer 2015


Type of project: Heritage Development + Community Plan


Collaboration: The National Trust for Canada


Description: The town of Wolseley Saskatchewan was once an important centre for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Harnessing the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of this unique community, the heritage design project proposes a public open space for events and as an accessible showcase of the important CP railway history.