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January 23, 2020

Design Revealed for Ottawa Library and Archives

The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects / KWC Architects was revealed today and it's simply stunning.  The OPL and Library and Archives Canada are partnering to build the 216,000-square-foot facility at 555 Albert St., just west of Bronson Avenue.  “The location at a cultural crossroads of a route that traces the three founding peoples – French, English and Indigenous – underscores the spirit of confluence in the building’s design and the possibilities for these memory institutions in a modern facility to advance the Canadian story,” said Donald Schmitt, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Public consultation was a key component of the design process.  It is targeting LEED Gold at minimum.

CFMS couldn't be more pleased to be part of the team, providing the commissioning for such a prestigious project.

For full information and a virtual tour visit inspire555.

Read Diamond Schmitt's press release.

Read the Ottawa Citizen's news article.

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