Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Public Lecture "Chalk & Talk to 21st Century Learning Environments"

This lecture is offered in partnership with the Interior Designers of Newfoundland and Labrador (IDNL) during their Form & Function event. John Hancock, senior designer and UK Chartered Architect at Stantec office in St. John’s, will outline the design criteria and engagement process for delivering great schools.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of St. John’s architecture and urban design hosted by architects Grant Genova and Charlie Henley, with whom you will explore laneways, pedestrian paths, neighborhoods, and will stop at The Rooms and the City Hall to know the architect’s insights of these prominent examples of architecture.

Meet at the corner of Hayward and McDougall Street (at the Georgestown Cafe) for 1:00 pm.

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Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Urban Sketching

Join Jim Case, retired Architect and creator of the “Scale and Context” blog, for an afternoon of hands-on sketching. Jim will provide a brief presentation on sketching and what he has learned over the years from his sketching practice. Participants will then be invited to explore downtown St. John’s to sketch the urban fabric. At the end of the session, participants will meet up once more and discuss their sketches, and what they learned from the process. Spend the day with us and see the city through a pen & paper!

“Urban Sketching” participants should bring their own pen and paper supplies.

Meeting point at the Murray Premises Lobby & Guest Lounge.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Architecture Adventures! (A LEGO event hosted by Bricks4Kidz)

For the first event of the week, we are teaming up with Bricks4Kidz for the third year in a row for the popular Architecture Adventures - a Lego building design competition with local architects hosted at Stantec Architecture's office on Kelsey Drive. 

Snacks and prizes to follow! 

 

Check out the Bricks4Kidz website for all the fun LEGO events they have going on! 

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Public Lecture - Proposed Design Research Centre

Join us as Grant Genova details the plans for a locally based Design Research Centre. This is one of the 10 finalists for Albedo Grant hosted by the Overcast. Come out and support this wonderful idea!

From the Overcast:

“There are a few things that define our province and capital city, and one of them is poor forward-thinking when it comes to long-term planning, and urban design. This group is proposing the creation of a Design Resource Centre: a publicly accessible “storefront” where people from all walks of life can be exposed to the myriad concepts and possibilities that the term design presents. It will be space where courses in architecture, interior design, heritage preservation, urban planning, and design thinking are taught by experienced individuals, possibly sometimes in partnership with MUN and colleges. The Design Resource Centre is seen as a seed that will one day be a prized local institution. The notable trio behind this idea is City Councillor Dave Lane, visionary Architect Grant Genova, and Chair of Happy City St. John’s, Rob Nolan.“

This event is sponsored by Global Furniture Group 

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Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Walking Tour (in partnership with NL Historic Trust)

  • MEETING POINT - Georgestown Cafe (map)
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Join us for a walking tour hosted by architects Grant Genova and Jessica Stanford with Susan Stephen while they weave you through the neighbourhood of Georgestown and lead you down to the Harbour through alleys and laneways of Old St. John's. 

Meet at the corner of Hayward and McDougall Street (at the Georgestown Cafe) for 1:00 pm.

This walking tour is a partnership between the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA) and the NL Historic Trust Doors Open Event.

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Doors Open St. John's (in partnership with NL Historic Trust)

Doors Open is a unique opportunity for the citizens of  Newfoundland and Labrador to celebrate our built heritage through the exploration of our historic architectural gems.

Buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entrance fee welcome visitors to look around for free. 

The list of buildings open for this event are the following:

Crow’s Nest Officer Club

181 C Duckworth Street

Open 10:00am - 4:00pm

Commissariat House

11 Kings Bridge Road

Open 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Kirk (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church)

76 Queens Road

Open 10:00am - 3:00pm

St. John’s City Hall

10 New Gower Street

Open 1:00pm - 4:00pm

**Short lecture and walk hosted by local architect Grant Genova on the history of the building at 3:00 pm

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

16 Church Hill

Open 10:00am - 4:00pm

Newman Wine Vaults

436 Water Street

Open 10:00am - 5:00pm

Railway Coastal Museum

495 Water Street

Open 10:00am - 4:00pm

Gower Street United Church

99 Queens Road

Open 10:00am - 3:00pm

Basilica of St. John the Baptist Museum

200 Military Road

Open 11:00am - 3:00pm

Supreme Court

287 Duckworth Street

Open 10:00am - 4:00pm

Apothecary Hall

488 Water Street

Open 12:00pm - 3:00pm

For more information on Doors Open please click here.

This is an event in partnership between the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects and the NL Historic Trust. 

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Closing Reception

  • Underbelly at the Yellow Belly Brewery (map)
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Help us celebrate our first ever Architecture Week with good company as well as good food and drinks provided by the Yellow Belly Brewery. Join us for the closing reception at the downstairs at the Underbelly - a local speakeasy in the Yellow Belly Brewery in St. John's.

 

Sponsored by ELEGANT FLOORING

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture - Accessibility & Design in the Downtown

Join us as Grant Genova, a member of Universal Design NL, discusses the accessible environment by looking at how tightly designed heritage buildings in the downtown core of the City can be retrofitted to accommodate accessible design an how to extend universal design beyond the footprint of a building and into the surrounding urban fabric to a create space that is accessible to everyone.

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture - Architecture + Film

Join us as local architect Peter Blackie describes what it takes to design sets and produce shows/films. Involved with Take the Shot Productions, Peter's work includes the CBC Television Series Republic of Doyle and W Network's television show Majumder Manor. Most recently, Peter produced CBC’S highly anticipated TV show, Caught, starring Allan Hawco and Paul Gross. Peter co-created, Executive Produced and wrote (along with his brother Rob Blackie) the Netflix/Discovery Channel Canada leading Historical Drama, Frontier: Season 1.

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture - Offshore Architecture

Join us as Jim Case, architect at LAT49 Architecture, shows us the complicated nature of completing architecture in the offshore environment as part of the oil and gas industry. Jim was lead architect of the Hibernia, Hebron, Sea Rose, and Sable Tier 1 living quarters while also contributing extensive input to both  the Terra Nova and Sea Rose offshore oil and gas platforms. 

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Oct
2
to Oct 6

Exhibition: Local Design

Come and see examples of designs from across the island completed by local architecture firms. 

This exhibition will take place in the Great Hall at St. John's City Hall and will be open to the public for the entirety of NL Architecture Week, October 2 to October 6 from 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

 

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Architecture Adventures! (a Lego event hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz)

For the first event of the week, we are teaming up with Bricks4Kidz for Architecture Adventures - a Lego building design competition with local architects hosted at Stantec Architecture's office on Kelsey Drive.

Times:

9:00-9:30am for kids aged 5-7

10:00-10:45am for kids aged 8 and older

 

Snacks and prizes to follow! 

 

Bricks 4 Kidz:  www.bricks4kidz.com/stjohns

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