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Aberdeen Pavilion Structural Assessment and End-Wall Restoration

Providing guidance to revitalize and restore Canada’s oldest surviving exhibition building

  • 1898

    Constructed

  • 1983

    Designated

  • Ottawa, Ontario

    Ottawa, Ontario

Planning the restoration of a National Historical Site while keeping it safe for the public to enjoy today

Built in 1898 within Lansdowne Park, the Aberdeen Pavilion is the oldest surviving Canadian example of a large-scale exhibition building—it’s also a designated National Historic Site. Over its history, the Pavilion has housed a variety of events including Stanley Cup Championships and Livestock exhibitions, earning its nickname “The Cattle Castle”. Today it continues to be used for special events, festivals, and farmer’s markets.

The City of Ottawa is in planning to revitalize and restore the Aberdeen Pavilion roof structure. They retained our team to investigate and confirm the condition of the structural and architectural components and provide guidance for the future restoration design. We assessed the structure’s condition including developing detailed analysis models, and 3D-printing a scale model of the Pavilion and surrounding park to accurately determine roof snow distributions using cutting-edge wind tunnels techniques. Our team continued by providing services for the design and implementation of recommended immediate repairs to the structure.

Upon completion, these repairs will sustain the structure of the building, allowing events and visitors to continue enjoying the Pavilion safely in the time leading up to the eventual full restoration of the roof.

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  • ERA Architects
  • RWDI Consulting
Meet Our Team

Saeed Towfighi, Senior Structural Engineer

The greatest achievements are made through innovation and creativity—something I strive to include in all my structural design projects.

Christoph von Teichman, Structural Engineer

Managing projects to create complex structures can be challenging, but it’s worth it to see my clients and team excited about the designs.
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Saeed Towfighi

Senior Structural Engineer

Christoph von Teichman

Structural Engineer

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