British High Commission |
Client: Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the British Government
Her Majesty’s British Government is a long-standing client of MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers, extending back to our renovations during the late 1980s of the British High Commission (BHC), a landmark building situated adjacent to national monuments and institutions on Ottawa’s Confederation Boulevard. In subsequent years we provided facilities design for consular offices across Canada.
In our most recent assignment, we undertook a major transformation of the main façade of the British High Commission in Ottawa. MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers composed a new two-storey entrance pavilion and rebuilt the landscaped plaza to revitalize the image of the BHC and to address augmented security. The entrance pavilion features the BHC crest recreated in etched glass. (2005)