The Centre Block Rehabilitation and New Parliament Welcome Centre - INTERN | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Centre Block Rehabilitation and New Parliament Welcome Centre - INTERN

SKU: VC2021CE13


The Centre Block Rehabilitation and New Parliament Welcome Centre 

This webinar was part of the RAIC 2021 Virtual Conference on Architecture

Topics: History, Heritage and Culture

Length: 1 hour | What's Included: Video, Quiz, and Certificate of Completion 

This webinar is available to stream! 

The Centre Block is an icon of democracy. It’s a source of national pride and instantly recognizable around the world as a symbol of Canada.Modernizing and restoring this iconic heritage building presents a myriad of design challenges and unique opportunities. In addition to preserving the building for the future, this project aims to accommodate the needs of a growing democracy, welcome an increasing number of visitors, and improve the experience for everyone who uses the building. Integrating sustainability, accessibility, building codes, new building systems, seismic upgrades and new program requirements in a heritage context make this one of the most complex and sensitive design undertakings happening globally. Join our presenters for a discussion of the Centre Block and Parliament Welcome Centre project, review of the guiding design principles and a presentation of the conceptual design.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the design process adopted by PSPC for the renewal of the Centre Block including the role of the IDRP; 
  2. Identify the challenges of modernizing an iconic heritage building and the design possibilities revealed by this once in a generation opportunity; 
  3. Identify the strategies for  improving the experience for everyone who uses the building. 

Subject Matter Experts


Bill Hellmuth

FAIA , CEO and Chairman, HOK

Available Until: December 31, 2022 

Pricing A-La-Carte 

Member: $50  /  Non-Member: $75

Intern Member: $35  /  Intern Non-Member: $50

Student: $25  (must be an RAIC student associate member)


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