The Saskatchewan Legislative Building Restoration Project has won yet another award.
The project was presented with a Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Award for Architectural Conservation on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield presented the awards on behalf of Heritage Saskatchewan.
She recognized the dedication of building owners, the skill of designers and the achievements of local craftspeople who contribute to the preservation of Saskatchewan’s architectural heritage.
“The Legislative Building with its iconic, copper-clad dome has immense historical significance and symbolic importance to the people of Saskatchewan,” Central Services Minister Christine Tell said. “We are honoured to receive this award acknowledging our dedication to heritage preservation.”
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The Heritage Award celebrates the work completed in 2016 on the dome’s copper, stonework and water management system which had deteriorated over time due to exposure to the elements.
The repairs were needed to preserve the building and ensure its structural safety for occupants.
The project team spent countless hours researching the original building drawings and later, skilled artisans devoted the same care and craftsmanship to the restoration that went into creating the building more than 100 years ago.
The 2017 Awards ceremony is managed and hosted by Heritage Saskatchewan at Government House. This is the 22nd year the Awards have taken place.