O'Brien House, Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse
Gatineau Park, Quebec

The O'Brien House, a FHBRO listed structure, was constructed in 1930. This wood frame structure, on a masonry base, sits high on a granite outcrop overlooking Meech Lake and was the summer house for a prominent Ottawa businessman. In recent times, this facility been used by various government departments for meetings. RMA (in association with Lalande + Doyle Architects) was engaged to undertake a multi-phased ongoing project including: building condition and feasibility report for adaptive reuse; deconstruction, designated substance removal and infrastructure installation; exterior thermal envelope design, replacement of the wood shingle roof, structural repairs, HVAC systems and fire protection; and planning, programming and schematic design to convert the building to a government conference centre with barrier free access. The project implementation is continuing.






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