The Halifax Central Library: Designing Through Community Conversation
The Halifax Central Library is a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture award winning example of a creatively designed community building, balancing architectural, social and environmental aspirations. Its most important attribute is its contribution to social sustainability through multiple types of community spaces that facilitate community focus and interaction. This was a result of numerous conversations with the community. This project demonstrates how a unique and collaborative design process inspired a successful work of architecture that has connected a diverse community of social and cultural groups.
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Room 221/222
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
George Cotaras completed his studies in architecture at TUNS in 1981 (now Dalhousie). After completing graduate studies at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he returned to join Fowler Bauld & Mitchell (FBM) in 1983. He is currently president of this 30-person Halifax-based architecture and interior design practice, which celebrated 100 years of continuous practice in