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Heritage/Adaptive Re-use

Niagara Falls History Museum

Project Value:

$9,500,000

Owner:

City of Niagara Falls Board of Museums

Consultant:

Moriyama & Teshima Architects


Challenge:

  • Timing - the project was required to be completed in time for the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812
  • Construct a new 10,000 SF gallery and exhibition space to the west side of the original 1800's structure
  • Keep and restore the existing windows. The heritage architect and the Niagara Falls Heritage Committee required the windows to be restored, not just rebuilt to match the existing.

Objective:

Construct a visually stunning gallery structure that embodied the history surrounding the area while retaining elements from the original structure and connecting them together. 

Restore heritage features to the specifications of the heritage Architect and Niagara Falls Heritage Committee.

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Guelph VIA Rail Terminal Renovations

Project Value:

$1,999,000

Owner:

The Corporation of the City of Guelph

Consultant:

Thomas Brown Architects Inc.


Challenge:

  • Complete the historical restoration of the existing transit terminal while maintaining full operation to the vendors (Greyhound, VIA Rail, Metrolinx & City transit)
  • Complete the project in twelve months, within budget

Objective:
The station is a typical early 1900s Canadian transit terminal, and was designated a heritage building in 2012 under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act. As a result, restoring the exterior of the building to its original construction appearance and design was a top priority for the client, all while keeping the station in full operation for the vendors. For this reason, the project was separated into three phases to accommodate the operations.

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Manitoulin Lighthouse Upgrades

Project Value:

$465,000

Owner:

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Consultant:

Riggs Engineering Ltd.


Challenge:

  • The restoration, abatement, and stabilization of two historic lighthouse structures
  • Complete restoration for the roof, flashing, chimney reconstruction, glass replacement, and repair of stone foundation

Objective:
Quickly restore the exterior wood façade and abatement of lead paint in an exterior environment for two neglected historic lighthouses on Manitoulin Island north of Gore Bay. 

Complete the restoration before the winter months

Execution:
Work on the two heritage lighthouses (north of Gore Bay) included:

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