Fourth year students in the conservation major, under the supervision of Professor Mariana Esponda, worked for a real client on a conservation project to revitalize the historic Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) boathouse. As part of their course work, the students were tasked with coming up with innovative ways to restore and reuse the aging boathouse and its surrounding property located on the Ottawa River. Using digital documentation (3D laser scanning) to gather precise information on the building’s state which also provide data for future monitoring, the student presented their proposals to a panel of heritage experts and representatives from ONEC and the National Capital Commission (NCC), who is the property owner of the boathouse.
The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) boathouse is located on the banks of the Ottawa River and has played an important role in the history of aquatic sports in Ottawa. The boathouse was designed by local architect C.P. Meredith, an important architect who was also partly responsible for the Byward Market building, National Press building on Wellington Street and houses in Sandy Hill and Rockliffe Park. Built between 1914 and 1923, the boathouse is one of four remaining boathouses of this type in Canada from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Professor Esponda is the coordinator of the Architectural Conservation and Sustainability program and has over 15 years experience working in heritage conservation. Her projects include restoration on modernism historical facades, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation on existing structures.
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