Lapointe Architects

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Party at Fifth Town

The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Factory recently held a Site Review Open House. Shawn and Petra Cooper, the Owners of the facility, decided to invite their neighbours and friends to the Open House to give everyone an opportunity to see the sustainable features of the project first hand, before they are covered up with finishes. Visitors were offered light refreshments in a tented area of the site, followed by brief presentations on highlights of the green building project. More than 150 people took part in the guided tours of the facility, narrated by Francis Lapointe Architect, Peter Knudsen, Contractor and Gordon McAlary, P. Eng. Guest of honour included the Honourable Leo P. Finnegan, Mayor of Prince Edward County as well as the Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Lyle Van Clief, the former Federal Minister of Agriculture. The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves.


Friday, September 7, 2007

Lapointe Architects wins beachfront redevelopment project

Lapointe Architects has been selected to complete a lakefront redeve-lopment study for the small northern Ontario town of Wawa. Several years ago, Wawa loss its main employer and as a result, its population has decreased and several businesses have closed. The people of Wawa has since been striving to bring new economic development to the town. A consultant's report recently identified the need to upgrade Wawa's beach and reinforce its connection to Wawa's main commercial street, Broadway Avenue. Lapointe Architects is proud to have been selected as the designer of this worthwhile endevour. Check back in a few months for details of the project.


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Francis returns to School!

Francis Lapointe, Principal of Lapointe Architect, has accepted a part-time teaching position at Centennial College. Francis is teaching the Environment 3 Class for the College's Architecture program, located at the new HP Science and Technology Centre in Toronto, ON. Centennial brought back the well known architectural program to the College in the Fall of 2007, but this time focusing on Sustainable Architecture, Lapointe Architect's specialty.

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