ERA Associate and Architectural Conservation Lead, Jan Kubanek, has managed and consulted on immense, complex projects like the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa and Toronto’s Union Station—and like so many other Canadians has also faced the unforeseen complexities of his own home renovation.
It’s hard to find a more capable person to offer advice on renovating your heritage home.
Jan got in front of the camera this fall to help Héritage Montréal spread the word about their Home Renovation course held every year and that he has been a part of since 2012. The course is intended to assist home owners in understanding the heritage value of their homes and assist them in planning and undertaking sympathetic renovations. Organized around eight evening sessions, subjects include residential building typologies, building inspections, planning sustainable renovations, and how to deal with issues of and repairs to foundations, structure, roofs, windows and doors. Jan’s lecture focused on planning and undertaking successful home renovation projects.
Watch the Héritage Montréal video below (en français)
or catch his “All in a Weekend” interview on CBC Radio (in english)