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Let’s Talk About… Building ICONOMY

November 25, 2015
330 12 Avenue SW Calgary, AB

d_talks_LaceyCourt_poster_WEB[1]The Design Talks Institute (d.talks) will host an open discussion on generating an understanding of the style West Coast Modernism, paired with an understanding of Calgary’s mid-century history. The second part of the event will explore the challenges and opportunities to adaptive reuse.  This event is our second ICONOMY event and will be held at Freemason’s Hall on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30pm.

Is there West Coast Modern architecture on the Prairies? Join us for a discussion on the blurring of indoors and outdoors, open plans and glass as we explore the modernist style that emerged in the mid 20th century. Focused on a building known as the Lacey Court, we’ll hear about the history behind Stevenson and Associates and what Calgary was like in the late 1950s. We’ll also explore the possibilities for an adaptive reuse of the Lacey Court building from three perspectives, a conversation on the complex challenges to reuse while accommodating pressures to growth.

Join the conversation with panelists:

Alex Bozikovic, Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail

Dale Taylor, Architect in Calgary

Fred Valentine, Architect

Presenters: Bioi design / build; FAAS Architecture Office; Studio North

Tickets to the event can be purchased online for Adult $12 public / Students $5 at

About d.talks

Started in 2013, Design Talks Institute is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration and conversation about design and the built environment in Calgary. d.talks aims to broaden public awareness of the connection between thoughtful design and better quality of urban life. Find more at:

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