The New Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum
The masterful re-purposing of Building 94, a "Recognized" Federal Heritage Building on the Central Experimental Farm National Historic Site, was carried out under the direction of John Neuert of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and John Cook of GRC Architects in joint venture with BSN Architects.
This project involved the rehabilitation of the former Machine Building into one of the newest and most imaginative museums in the National Capital. Now the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, this project won the City of Ottawa's Architectural Conservation Award of Excellence for Adaptive Re-use in 2013.
Recently, the project was also named a winner of the 2015 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to be presented by The National Trust for Canada, in the category of Adaptive Reuse / Rehabilitation.
John Cook is a principal of GRC Architects, and has worked on numerous heritage conservation projects in Ottawa.
The Lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.