The Wellington Building

  • LOCATION

    Ottawa, Ontario

  • TYPE

    Heritage
    Government

  • CLIENT

    Public Works and Government Services Canada

  • BUDGET

    $15.7M (heritage)

  • YEAR

    2012-2016

The Wellington Building is a prominent office building in Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct. The original Beaux Arts building, recognized by FHBRO, was constructed in 1927 for the Metropolitan Insurance Company and substantially enlarged in 1959. Acquired by the Crown in 1973, the building was completely abated and renovated between 2008 and 2016 to accommodate Parliamentary functions. As Heritage Conservation Architect to NORR, EVOQ was responsible for the design and quality assurance of heritage components. This included replacing the existing windows and copper roof, restoring the existing masonry envelope, and reinstating the cast steel entrance canopy. On the interior, previously designated heritage spaces such as the mosaic-vaulted vestibule, marble-clad lobbies and historic stairs were rehabilitated, with some features restored to their original state.

AWARDS

2017

Contract Magazine’s Interiors Award for Historic Restoration / New Interior | Wellington Building – Ottawa, ON

Award of Excellence presented by The City of Ottawa for the restoration of the Wellington Building – Ottawa, ON

2016

Award of Excellence in the category of Conservation: Architecture, presented by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) | The Wellington Building – Ottawa, ON

KEY PERSONNEL

Julia Gersovitz
Neil McNulty
Eric Stein

 

CONTACT

Julia GersovitzPartner in chargeT514 393-9490jgersovitz@evoqarchitecture.com

Contact us

Montreal 1435 St-Alexandre Street, Suite 1000 Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4 T. 514 393-9490 F. 514 393-9498
Toronto 366 Adelaide St. East, Suite 225 Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3X9 T. 647 723-2030
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