Webday Wednesday - Designing for Historic Places: Getting the Balance Right

For the month of October, the RAIC is pleased to present a weekly series on the subject of Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Preservation.


Title: Designing for Historic Places:  Getting the Balance Right
Date: October 28, 2020

Canada’s built heritage is an important resource in terms of supporting quality of life and a sustainable environment and economy in our cities and towns. In the face of rapid demographic, social, and environmental change, heritage structures and districts need to adapt in a variety of ways:  to find new uses; to meet the changing needs of their owners; to meet new regulatory and building code requirements; to support densification; and to address the challenges of climate change; among others.  For designers, tackling these issues and challenges, while preserving the integrity of our built heritage, can be a daunting task.  How do they balance all of these issues and challenges to find the “sweet spot” between change and continuity? This presentation will provide some tools and approaches to the subject using a number of case studies from Newfoundland and Labrador.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will able to: 
•    Define multiple values of historic places (cultural, social, economic, environmental)
•    Evaluate different approaches to developing a good understanding of a heritage property before planning design interventions
•    Apply what the Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada provide as guidance for finding the right balance in the introduction of new design elements in historic places
•    Recognize the role of effective community engagement and the use of engagement tools to ensure community buy-in for design interventions in historic places

Presenter: Jerry Dick, Executive Director, Heritage NL

Continuing education learning hours: 1 credit

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

$50 for RAIC members, plus applicable taxes.
$75 for non-members, plus applicable taxes.

SCHEDULE: The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 28 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 Tuesday prior to the Webday webinar. 

*Purchase of webinars and events are non-transferable.

October 28, 2020 1:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Event Fees (GST) $ 75.00 + $ 3.75 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Ontario) $ 75.00 + $ 9.75 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Quebec) $ 75.00 + $ 11.23 Sales Tax
Event Fees (HST) $ 75.00 + $ 11.25 Sales Tax
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