Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Webday Wednesdays - The Role of Heritage in Adaptive Reuse Projects

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For the month of March, the RAIC is pleased to present a weekly series on the subject of Adaptive Reuse.

Title: The Role of Heritage in Adaptive Reuse Projects
Date: March 13, 2019
Experience Level: 
Presenter: Michael McClelland, OAA AAA RAIC CAHP 


The course will focus on the development of standards and guidelines for heritage properties and the understanding of how those guidelines affect decision-making in the process of design and adaptive-reuse.  These guidelines, although specified for designated heritage properties, allow designers to think creatively about the reuse of any older structure. The course will reference international charters and the Parks Canada Standards and Guidelines and will be illustrated by adaptive reuse projects undertaken by ERA Architects in collaboration with many players in the Toronto design community. 

At the completion of this session, the participant/learner will be able to:

  • Describe approaches to adaptive reuse
  • Address the concerns of approval authorities 
  • Summarize the basic principles of heritage conservation
  • Understand the role of sustainability in design

Continuing education learning hours: 1 credit

A registered architect and founding partner of ERA Architects, Michael McClelland specializes in heritage conservation, heritage planning, and urban design. Having begun his career at the Toronto Historical Board, Michael works with a wide range of public and private stakeholders. Michael frequently contributes to the discourse surrounding heritage architecture, landscape architecture, and intangible cultural heritage in Canada. He has taught at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, published numerous articles, and served as an editor for several publications and books, including The Ward Uncovered: The Archaeology of Everyday Life (2018), The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood (2015) and Concrete Toronto (2007). He has received numerous awards and honours , including recognition from the Ontario Association of Architects and the Toronto Society of Architects for his contribution to the built environment and the profession of architecture.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 11, 2019, at 12 pm (ET).

$25 for RAIC members, plus applicable taxes.
$30 for non-members, plus applicable taxes.

SCHEDULE: The Webinar will take place on Wednesday,  at 1 p.m. ET in English.
The Canada-wide schedule by time zone is:









 10 a.m.

 11 a.m.

 12 noon

 1 p.m.

 2 p.m.

 2:30 p.m.


 11 a.m.

 12 noon

 1 p.m.

 2 p.m.

 3 p.m.

 3:30 p.m.

More information, including online access instructions and a PDF copy of the slides will be sent to you by email on the Monday prior to the Webday webinar. 

March 13, 2019 1:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Event Fees (GST) $ 30.00 + $ 1.50 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Ontario) $ 30.00 + $ 3.90 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Quebec) $ 30.00 + $ 4.49 Sales Tax
Event Fees (HST) $ 30.00 + $ 4.50 Sales Tax

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