ACO NextGen is currently seeking several students, recent graduates or emerging professionals with an interest in heritage to join us on the ACO NextGen Executive Board until 2024. The following positions are available (details below): Director of Public OutreachDirector of Programs and EventsProgram & Event Coordinator Previous experience sitting on a board is not necessary, … Continue reading Call for ACO NextGen Executives: 2022-2024
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s NextGen is excited to offer its 10th annual Job Shadow Program, taking place during Heritage Week, February 21- 25, 2022. This program provides students with an opportunity to network and make key professional connections in their area of choice, learn about future job opportunities and gain experience for their resumes, … Continue reading ACO NextGen Job Shadow 2022
Regardless of such preventative measures which might buy a building more time and perhaps change the future of a structure, the demolition of a heritage building will always be a race against time.
The Gathering Circle is an important place of assembly for the city’s residents and provides an inclusive space to celebrate, reflect, and protest. It also sets a precedent of Indigenous place-making that is long overdue.
The April edition of the ACO NextGen newsletter brought with it genial wishes for a happy spring and an unexpected prospect: An emerging heritage consultant opportunity. It was a request for applicants on behalf of a concerned community group – the Cookstown Community Development Team (CCDT).
The First Peoples House frames Indigenous culture, spirituality and environmental consciousness within the modernist sphere of materiality, form, and contemporary engineering technologies.
The Anishinaabek Discovery Centre displays a modern take on traditional Indigenous design, reflecting the importance of culture-based learning that extends well beyond the conventional academic settings.
Wong Dai Sin Temple, an asymmetrical concrete building with an elevated main body, is an unusual presence in the community of Markham and serves as a spiritual space for The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism.
The St. Thomas Parish Hall is deeply important to the community of Moose Factory. The back of the church holds a graveyard full of generations of Omushkego peoples. That alone, validates the need to restore the church. The church also represents the complex history of the arrival of Christian missionaries on Indigenous land.
The monumental design of St. Mary’s Church can be attributed to Cardinal’s application of Indigenous architectural traditions to breathe life back into the buildings with which we react.