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Carleton University Calls for Adaptive Reuse Case Studies for New Inventory

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As one of the few universities focusing on existing and historic buildings as part of quality in the built environment, Carleton University’s research team examines how adaptive reuse is being used in Canada, and the socio-cultural, heritage, and environmental benefits that can be achieved while ensuring economic viability.
To better quantify data on adaptive reuse, Carleton University has begun developing a nationwide inventory of adaptive reuse projects from the past ten years, beginning with Ottawa. With very limited data collected by other sources at the municipal or national level, it is currently difficult to track or assess adaptive reuse on a large scale. By beginning with Ottawa, we plan to assemble a comprehensive inventory of adaptive reuse projects by collaborating with local partners and referencing relevant archives such as awards programs.
This tool will allow us to better identify recent patterns of building typology, scale and use, as well as assess different aspects of quality. It will also help us identify which building typologies have a better propensity for certain types of conversions, and what facilitates those conversions.
If you know of or have been personally involved with any adaptive reuse projects in Canada, we welcome you to fill out our survey and contribute to a growing inventory. While we are focused on developing a complete inventory for Ottawa, we continue to grow our nationwide inventory as a long-term project.
Call for Adaptive Reuse Case Studies in Canada: https://forms.gle/kt8TLLx8zLdCxozCA
If you know of any exemplary case studies of adaptive reuse from outside of Canada, we also invite you to share them with us through this survey:
Call for Adaptive Reuse Case Studies Internationally: https://forms.gle/MWhbmWxcusUoSMSz6
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Allsaints; Sir John A. MacDonald Building; THEO; Wallis House;

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards; Global Centre for Pluralism; Martineau Hotel;

Flora Hall; The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; École St-Pierre.