Friday, October 5


Alumni-led tours of recent work in Ottawa

Alumni from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism play a major role in shaping the nation’s capital.  We are thrilled to have alumni leading tours of key projects with which they have been involved. This is a great way to see what’s new and noteworthy in Ottawa.

Note: tours are limited to 10-20 participants depending on the venue 


Click here to register for the tours. Only tours still open will show on the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email once registration has closed to confirm your tour.



The redevelopment of Lansdowne, including the history, development model, masterplan, component design elements, approvals process and assess – with Barry Hobin.

Start Time: 9:00 am
Duration: 1 hour
Meeting Point: lower lobby of Whole Foods on Bank Street


National Arts Centre Architectural Rejuvenation and Production Renewal Projects

Led by Andrew Wisniowski, Project Director – Architectural Rejuvenation Project at National Arts Centre and Alicia Phinney, Construction Services Manager – Production Renewal at National Arts Centre

A $225M expansion and upgrade to the NAC, including new performing, catering and public spaces and theatrical systems upgrades to existing performance halls.  

Start time: 9:00 am 
Duration: 1.25 hours
Meeting point/address : 1 Elgin Street – new main entrance to NAC off of Elgin Street, inside the O’Brien Atrium.  


Ottawa Art Gallery

Led by Mitchell Hall, Principal, KPMB Architects

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. This unique city-building project expands the OAG and Arts Court by utilizing vacant City-owned land and integrating it with complementary private sector investment and development. The building is a new, museum standard Ottawa Art Gallery, and renovated spaces within Arts Court provide improved facilities for local artists and arts organizations.

Start time : 10am
Duration : 1 hour -1.5 hours
Meeting point/address : Daly Street entrance (north court)


Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation – Interim Senate of Canada

Led by Ralph Wiesbrock, Partner, KWC Architects.

Originally completed in 1912 as Ottawa’s main train terminus, the former Union Station was converted to conference centre use in the 1970’s. Now the four year rehabilitation and transformation of the Government Conference Centre as the temporary home of the Senate of Canada is nearly complete. This tour will provide a rare glimpse into what it took to return this classified heritage building back to its former grandeur.

Start time:
9:15 am security check
9:30 am tour start

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point/address: GCC main entrance plaza, 2 Rideau Street
Special notes: Have photo ID available / no large bags or backpacks permitted

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Picnic lunch hosted by current students

Current students will host alumni at tables for 8, along the river, in our garden, and throughout the building. Both students and alumni may bring work to share informally.

Registration for picnic lunch is closed.

1:30 – 5:30 pm

Alumni in the Studios

Each studio year will host alumni in various formats, including desk crits, pin-ups, charrettes, portfolio workshops, and alumni “TED talks.”

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Architectural Conservation Lab Tour

Room 509

3:30 – 5:00 pm

History Panel with Alberto Perez Gomez Dialogue

A conversation on the Importance of Mediative Thinking in Architecture.

6:00 – 7:00 pm


Wine, snacks and music.

Registration for the reception is closed.

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Dinner in the Street

Our “Dinner in the Street” signature event is a seated four-course gastronomic delight. Served with a choice of red or white wine, guests will dine in the ‘streets’ of the school of architecture while listening to live music performed by Carleton Musicians. Alumni will be joined at the table by current faculty & staff, and representative students from each year.

There is a charge of $70 per person for the dinner.

Register for the dinner here



Where possible, we encourage visitors to make use of the O-train, OC Transpo Routes 4 and 7, Uber or taxi. If you wish to park on campus, there is flat fee of $8.00 after 5:00 p.m.
Parking is available in several on-street locations, open lots, and parking garages:

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FORWARD►50  Alumni-Led Tours of recent work in Ottawa Registration

October 5, 2018
Start time and location is dependent on the tour. Please refer to the schedule above for details.

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FORWARD►50  Picnic Lunch RSVP

October 5, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

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FORWARD►50  Reception RSVP

Friday, October 5, 2018
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

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