April 9, 2017

What would Hamilton Southam say?

Hamilton Southam, director-general of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, tours the centre as it nears completion. With Mr. Southam is Mary Joliffe, the centre’s public relations director. 1969 handout photo; construction
Hamilton Southam, director-general of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, tours the centre as it nears completion. With Mr. Southam is Mary Joliffe, the centre’s public relations director. 1969 handout photo; construction

He had picked Polish architect Fred Lebensold to design the NAC to stand with gravitas and look like a bunker. But times have changed, and Southam, says his daughter, would be “overjoyed” by what’s happening now because it is evident Donald Schmitt, of the Toronto firm Diamond Schmitt Architects, admires and respects what is already there.

Source: Ottawa Citizen

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