Regina architect Bernard Flaman will lecture in Architecture and Design Now

Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
C 610

"Evolving Heritage The growing interest in Modernist architecture and the creation of national Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada have broadened the perception of what constitutes a heritage property and the role it might play in a contemporary built environment. This momentum intersects with sharp rise in environmental awareness that promises to frame heritage conservation in a new and very relevant light. Flaman will touch on three research projects related to the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters, three Canadian airports and the Mendel Art Gallery that explore Modernism from a heritage viewpoint. He will review the Standards and Guidelines and illustrate their application on a major rehabilitation of the College Building at the University of Saskatchewan. Finally, he will demostrate the natural link between heritage and sustainabilty that promises to change the way we look at heritage buildings. Bernard Flaman, SAA, MRAIC, holds degrees in Art History and Architecture from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto. He was a visiting student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and is a registered architect who has been engaged in architectural practice in Germany, Toronto, Vancouver and Saskatoon. In 2001 he joined the University of Saskatchewan as a planner and began work on the College Building rehabilitation which led to his current position as Heritage Architect with the ministry of Culture, Youth and Recreation, Government of Saskatchewan. He has presented papers at the 2000 and 2004 DOCOMOMO conferences entitled ìThe Airport as City Squareî focusing on the Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton Airports and ìInfluence and Transformationî, examining the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters in Regina. He co-curated the 2004 exhibition ìCharacter and Controversyî at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, examining the development of Modernist architecture in Saskatchewan. He has participated in UNESCOís policy development on modern heritage in relation to World Heritage designations. attached image: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Blankstein, Coop, Gillmore and Hanna Architects, Photo Credit: Henry Kalen "