“We are delighted to announce… The Edifice Atelier Living Laboratory of Itinerant Educators for 2019.”
About the program:
Truth is the fundamental principle of architecture. Of the many architectural styles which have, at one time or another, achieved popularity, those memorable few which most creditably bear the test of time are precisely the ones which we must provide a sense of stewardship and a need to preserve for the future. However, most building contractors working on pre-1940s buildings in Canada do not possess the necessary knowledge, skills and experience for the task. Sadly, this all too often leads to inappropriate work being carried out in unsympathetic materials, much to the detriment of those structures.
We have been approached regularly by heritage groups to help train their workers or volunteers on the correct practices to implement sympathetic repair and restoration of their built heritage sites. With this in mind, we have created, and are delighted to announce… The Edifice Atelier Living Laboratory of Itinerant Educators for 2019.
We are actively in search of ten potential sites in Ontario and one site in Nova Scotia for this pilot program….