Save a building, fight climate change

I wrote a CBC opinion piece on adaptive reuse, the climate crisis, and how we can rethink architectural waste and obsolescence.

Online: “Save a building, fight climate change,” January 26, 2022.

With thanks to Jim Brown, Chris Wiebe, and Eva Salinas. Mark Thompson Brandt’s comments via the National Trust for Canada’s December 2021 Gathering of the Heritage Sector, COP26 and Climate Heritage Action — Seizing Momentum and the “Heritage Reset”; Susan Ross’ comments via WASTE HERITAGE RESEARCH: deconstruction, salvage & re-use.

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Photos: Showwei Chu/CBC, Doublespace Photography (credit). Video: Lance Darren Cole and InwardOut Productions for ACO Hamilton.

Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and GRC Architects' New Learning Centre – Building 94, Central Experimental Farm (1936-37) 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s New Learning Centre – Building 94, Central Experimental Farm (1936-37), Ottawa. Image: Doublespace Photography / GRC Architects.

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