Reevaluation of Modern Sites

Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona | Photo: Mariana Esponda

Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona. Photo: Mariana Esponda

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

The importance of conserving modern heritage has gained increasing prominence in recent years, as many unique sites have come under threat of destruction. Mariana Esponda will describe her experiences working on a number of innovative projects in the conservation of modern heritage in Canada and globally, including the Strutt House in Gatineau, the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and the UNAM Campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico.

The lecure is free and there is no need to pre-register.


Mariana Esponda is an Associate Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University, and the coordinator of the Architectural Conservation and Sustainability program since 2008, as well as visiting professor in the European Master of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC) since 2010. 

Dr. Esponda has been working on heritage buildings, in both the private and public sector, for the last 15 years in North America as well as in Spain and Italy to fully understand historical constructions and to create new sustainable designs. Her projects include restoration on modernist historical façades, adaptive reuse on churches and monasteries, and conditional assessment and rehabilitation on existing structures.

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