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Restoring and modernizing the West Block — a landmark project

In 1859, architects Thomas Stent and Augustus Laver designed the West Block in a Gothic Revival style. It was designated a Classified federal heritage building in 1987 for its important historical associations, architectural quality and environmental impact. It now plays host to Canada’s members of Parliament in its interim House of Commons Chamber, a soaring, glass-roofed structure, built into the central courtyard at the heart of the building.

For Beaubois, the mandate was to restore and modernize the monument to meet the current and future needs of 21st century Parliamentarians while respecting its roots, anchored in the 19th and early 20th centuries.