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Darrell DeGrandmont on preserving the past by designing for the present and future.
Darrell shares his personal journey in developing design narratives and how his most recent work has shone a light on the evolution of a building’s story.
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*** Please note weather permitting this event will be held on the OAG 3rd floor terrace (facing the Alma Duncan Salon) ***
Throughout our careers as architects and designers, we strive to impart meaning to the spaces and buildings we envision. The story often evolves from a series of thoughtful considerations that expand into evocative messages. With time, these buildings and spaces convey the depth of their experience, they speak through those that inhabit them.
Darrell will share his personal journey in developing design narratives and how his most recent work has shone a light on the evolution of a building’s story.
Darrell de Grandmont is an award-winning architect with over 20 years of design experience, having worked on a range of projects from office, residential, commercial, institutional and LEED® certified projects of varying scope and scale. Darrell is most passionate about sustainability, biomimicry and expressive design. His career has brought him to work in New York City with STUDIOS Architecture, Montreal with Saucier +Perrotte, Ottawa with HOK Architects, and most recently as Chief Architect for the House of Commons, contributing in the rehabilitation of historical buildings and spaces located in the parliamentary precinct, including the West Block and Centre Block buildings.
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