Lapointe Architects

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Installation of stone begins at Blyth Dale House

The installation of the exterior stone cladding has begun at Blyth Dale House. The stone veneer selected for the project is the blue-grey Adair limestone, both in a fine-dressed and split faced finish. The natural stone is manufactured by Arriscraft International( and is extracted from their Georgian Bay quarry . The stone cladding will be complemented by a 2" thick spanish cedar wood siding, copper soffits and fascias, as well as a cement-board slate-like panel manufactured by 'Superpanel' ( Stay tuned for updated construction photographs.

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Friday, July 20, 2007 features interviews with Lapointe Architects is a web site focussing exclusively on sustainable living concepts in Prince Edward County. Francis was recently interviewed by the authors of the site, and was asked questions ranging from Francis' initial exposure to 'green' architecture to the role sustainable architecture principles played in the design of Fifth Town. Read the full interview at:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Construction Starts on FifthTown

Construction has started on the proposed Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Factory ( in Prince Edward County Ontario. The contract was awarded to K. Knudsen Construction of Belleville ON. The cheese factory has been designed to the LEED Platinum criteria, and promises to the be 'greenest' industrial facility in Canada. The building incorporates several green features including a ground source heat pump, a rain water collection cistern, a large amount of reclaimed and recycled building materials and walls built of Durisol ( The most unique feature of the building are the cheese aging caves, which are buried underground. Construction should be be completed by early 2008.


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