New principals at DFS
DFS is delighted to announce that two of our Associate architects have been appointed as Principals of the firm:
- Chris Beamer brings a great wealth of expertise in institutional, educational, governmental and custom residential projects.
- Pascal Létourneau is responsible for directing the work of our conservation / restoration group, which includes preserving and recycling some of Canada’s most historic buildings.
LEED Gold for RCMP NTTC Administration Building in Ottawa
RCMP NTTC Administration Building in Ottawa, built in 2010 has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the Canadian Green Building Council. This facility exemplifies blending energy efficiency with high design and environmental responsibility.
Trafalgar Apartments awarded Copper Development Association prize
In November 2013, the Trafalgar Apartments envelope restoration project was honoured with an Award of Excellence from North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA), for the roof replacement of this prestigious Montreal apartment complex. The 1931 building, located on the southwest slope of Mount Royal, with its elaborate copper roof, is reminiscent of a French Château and has become an important architectural landmark on Côte-des-Neiges Road. This restoration project, respectful of the heritage character of the roof, was completed with the highest degree of care and detail, while enhancing the durability, improving the building insulation and protection of the masonry walls. Through its Awards of Excellence program, NACIA has recognized the exemplary and distinctive quality of this unique copper roof restoration project.