Public Services and Procurement Canada

Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. and KWC Architects Inc. (joint venture)

Lighting Designer

Project description

The lighting for the Senate of Canada was designed to highlight and complement the building’s unique historical and contemporary architectural elements. It was also designed to reduce the potential adverse impacts of exterior lighting on the environment.

The use of LED lighting technology makes the lighting more energy-efficient.

More about the project

The Parliamentary Precinct is located in Ottawa’s downtown core. The area includes a number of buildings managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), including the Senate of Canada Building, formerly known as the Government Conference Centre.

PSPC has developed an Exterior Lighting Master Plan for the area. The plan is consistent with the NCC’s Capital Illumination Plan, and was approved by our Board of Directors in April 2020.

The plan’s concept is “Jewels in the Night,” which defines four hierarchy levels. The levels are assigned to buildings based on their importance and significance within the study area.

The Senate of Canada Building is classified as Level 3. The lighting of this building is subtler than other buildings within the Parliamentary Precinct.

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