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Lat49 Architecture Inc.


683 Water Street
2nd Floor
St. John’s, NL
A1E 1B5
info@lat49.ca

Tel: 709 753-7132

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Lat49 Architecture Inc.


683 Water Street
2nd Floor
St. John’s, NL
A1E 1B5
info@lat49.ca

Tel: 709 753-7132


Envisioning our place

The architects and technologists that are Lat49 Architecture Inc. have a vision for the built environment of our home, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a vision based on a foundation of scale and context, but it is one that reflects a tradition of adventure, a history of ingenuity and sense of independence.   Our environment presents many challenges, but architectural design must rise above these, otherwise it is without merit. Our aim is to find our role in this grand place. We envision something better, an architecture that speaks to us and to all those who experience it.


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Expertise


Expertise


Building Refit / Life Extension

We have a history of helping organizations extend the lives of their structures, whether they need an envelope retrofit or interior redesign. The spectrum of venues we have rejuvenated ranges from office and institutional complexes to air force bases and remote lighthouses.

Building Science / Technology

By continually upgrading our knowledge, processes, and abilities, we keep pace with the world's evolving technical challenges, state-of-the-art needs, and high-tech materials. Our integrated team approach includes clients in decision-making; together we pursue innovative, sustainable building solutions.

Commercial / Retail

We understand the distinctive pace and complexities of commercial and retail projects — intricate approvals, tight schedules, corporate needs — and meet the challenges. Ensuring increased visibility and curb appeal, proper and safe access, and a high recognition factor — all play a major role in our commercial / retail design solutions.

Design-Build Bridging Architects

Lat49's comprehensive knowledge of contractor needs and wide experience in cost-planning allows us to be innovative throughout design-refinement and construction, without sacrifice to quality or cost. Our solid reputation as a team player is also a key asset.

Multiple Housing

Lat49's has been designing low- and high-density housing since we first opened our doors. Our process, programming, and planning expertise allows us to maximize site potential; our experience yields design solutions that harmonize purpose, functionality, scale, materials selection, and the built and natural environments.

Offices / Public Buildings

Among our strengths is our ability to define and refine each project's requirements. Following proven programming techniques helps us — and our clients — clarify project parameters, purposes, and goals, so that every design direction is realistic, appropriate, and attainable on budget.

Restoration / Adaptive Re-use

At Lat49, we align technical and heritage expertise with creativity and vision. Applying in-depth knowledge of traditional building methods and contemporary materials and safety codes, we cost-effectively restore or replicate historic finishes and structures, while respecting each building's place in its community — yesteryear's, and tomorrow's.

Tourism / The Arts

Expertise in heritage-building restoration and the skills to renovate existing structures for arts- or tourism-related purposes often go hand-in-hand. We understand the realities and the intangibles of history, culture, and communication — and put them into play designing interpretation, exhibition, and performance spaces.

Awards

  • Peter Bloodoff MCIP Award for Planning Excellence (Canadian Institute of Planners) for our contribution to “The Downtown St. John’s Strategy for Economic Development and Heritage Preservation”, 2002

  • Formally recognized by the Cityof St. John’s on the 25th Anniversary of the Heritage Advisory Committee for “significant contribution to the preservation of the City’s Built Heritage”, St. John’s, 2004

  • Southcott (Heritage) Award for the Salvation Army Wiseman Centre (for homeless men), St. John’s 2006

  • Pearl Award, Excellence in Urban Design, Alliant Building, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, 2007

  • Manning Award (Historic Sites Association) and Southcott (Heritage) Award for the Fisherman’s Advocate Building owned and operated by the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation, Port Union, Bonavista Bay, 2007

  • Pearl Award, Excellence in Urban Design, Carnell’s Funeral Home, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, 2008

  • Southcott (Heritage) Award and Manning Award for the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL, (Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation) 2010 and 2012 respectively

  • Southcott (Heritage) Award for the Tower Corporate Campus, St. John’s, 2011 (GJ Cahill)

  • City of St. John's Heritage Advisory Committee Recognition Certificate for the redevelopment of 336 Water Street, St. John's 2014 (Adelaide Group)

  • AZ Awards Social Good Award for Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, 2015

  • AZ Awards People's Choice Award for Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, 2015

  • Pearl Award, Excellence in Urban Design Award, Reddy Kilowatt Credit Union, Mount Pearl, 2015

  • Pearl Award, Inaugural Green Lens Award, Reddy Kilowatt Credit Union, Mount Pearl, 2015

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Our People


At LAT49 our core strength is our people. We are local architects and technicians united in our commitment to delivering a quality architectural product throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

We are proudly independent, unfettered by multi-national obligations and corporate structures.

Our People


At LAT49 our core strength is our people. We are local architects and technicians united in our commitment to delivering a quality architectural product throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

We are proudly independent, unfettered by multi-national obligations and corporate structures.

Richard Symonds

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
MRAIC, NLAA, NSAA, AANB, AAPEI

Richard Symonds was born and raised in St. John’s, N.L. He earned a bachelor of fine art degree from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Toronto.

He has been actively engaged in the study and practice of art, architecture and design since 1995 and is committed to providing quality, contemporary and economical design solutions.

Richard held lead roles in a variety of projects including the Law Courts Building for Corner Brook; the Labrador West Health Centre; the Ches Penney Family Y in St. John’s and four community centre projects in Nunatsiavut, Labrador.

Recently, Richard was the architect for the LEED Gold certified Marystown Y, Lanes Retirement Living and Bishops Gardens personal care homes in St. John’s and the Central Labrador YMCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Jeremy Bryant

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
MRAIC, NLAA, NSAA, AANB, AAPEI

Jeremy Bryant is a native of Paradise, N.L. He graduated with a bachelor of environmental design studies degree and a master of architecture degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S.

Jeremy is currently the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Architects Association. He has an interest in how local history and culture influence architecture and believes it is essential to understand this relationship when designing a building, whether it be new construction or integrating an addition with a historic property.

Jeremy has completed many local projects, including the former Battery Hotel for Memorial University, the Theatre Newfoundland Labrador's Gros Morne theatre, the Holyrood Marine Base for the Marine Institute and the Salvation Army's Springdale Street property in downtown St. John's.

 

Michela Boschetti

ARCHITECT
MRAIC, NLAA

Michela Boschetti was born in Vercelli, Italy, and graduated with a master of architecture degree from Politecnico di Milano. She specialized in interior design under the tutelage of Pierluigi Cerri, a leading figure in exhibit and interior design in Italy.

Michela is a member of the Architects Register of Vercelli Province and the Italian National Trust, a group dedicated to the promotion of and respect for Italy’s natural heritage, art, history and traditions.

In Milan, Michela managed the renovation and space planning of a variety of corporate offices for Biotronik Italia Headquarters, integrating the corporate identity into the overall design.

At LAT49, she has worked on both architectural projects, such as the Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope, and interior design projects.

JESSICA STANFORD

ARCHITECT
MRAIC, NLAA

Jessica Stanford is a native of St. John’s, N.L. She completed a bachelor of architectural science degree and a master of architecture degree at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ont., and previously studied history, geography and English at Memorial University in St. John’s.

Throughout the nine years of her university education, Jessica travelled extensively, studying architecture and design throughout Canada, parts of the northern United States, England and China.

She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects Lecture Series Committee and the Architecture Week Committee, which are responsible for planning the annual Architecture Lecture Series and Architecture Week in St. John’s and also advocates for architecture in the province. Jessica is currently based in Halifax, N.S.

 

mARK wHITE

INTERN ARCHITECT
MRAIC, M.ARCH

Mark White is from Burin Bay Arm, N.L. He earned a bachelor of environmental design studies and a master of architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., and trained in passive house standard and alternative forms of energy generation at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

He has worked on numerous design/build projects, including the Farmers Market Pavilion in Chéticamp, N.S., back country hiking accommodations for Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Camellia Gridshell in Lafayette, La., performing lead roles in design, construction and project management.

At LAT49, he worked on the Johnson Insurance interior remodel in St. John’s, the Holyrood Marine Base for the Marine Institute, the Business Development Bank of Canada project in Corner Brook and the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale.

Dwayne Gill

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
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Dwayne Gill hails from Fogo Island, N.L. He graduated at the top of his class from the Architectural Engineering Technology Program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s. 

In 2008 Dwayne helped pioneer the use of Building Information Modeling software in the province. He played a pivotal role in training 10 LAT49 employees in AutoDesk Revit Architecture design software, one of the leading modeling packages available.

Dwayne oversees the firm’s working drawings to ensure exceptional building science principles are followed and that building code requirements are incorporated into all of LAT49’s deliverables. He is responsible for the interdisciplinary co-ordination of working drawings with other consultants and has a host of construction contract administration duties in the field.