Building onto the National Arts Centre

Here is a piece that I wrote for artsfile. It reflects on the approach taken for constructing the addition to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. While I could have expanded the article to include many other aspects to the successes and failures of the project, it’s an initial reaction to the spaces added to the original structure.

 

 

Exploring the Capital Launched!

After several years of working on Exploring the Capital, outside of work, we have published the book in both official languages through Figure1 Publishing and University of Ottawa Press (French edition).

Exploring the Capital

 

The final design and layout is impressive, featuring 11 tours of the Ottawa-Gatineau Region. Peter Coffman’s photos are dramatic and draw your eyes. There was some media attention on Radio-Canada and CBC Radio. Written media included a feature article on Artsfile – a local online news stream which is part of ipolitics.

160 people came to the launch at Library and Archives Canada. The event was appropriately held in the Pellan Room on the second floor. I was glad to see many familiar faces and I was able to sign many copies.

Some photos of the event taken by the photographer at the University of Ottawa.

Left to right: Jennifer Smith, Figure1 Publihsing; Peter Coffman, photographer; Richard B├ęgin, Gatineau councillor; Andrew Waldron, author; Mark Kristmanson, CEO of NCC; Lara Mainville, UofO Press; Guy Berthiaum, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Andrew Waldron, author
Left to Right: Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of NCC; Peter Coffman, photographer; Andrew Waldron, author; Guy Berthiaum, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Andrew Waldron speaking to Peter Robb, Artsfile journalist

Exploring the Capital is available through Chapters, Amazon, Costco and many local bookstores.