November 18, 2021

November 2021 Lecture: Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery: A Study in Wood
Presenter: Vincent den Hartog, NSAA, MRAIC
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. AT
Location: Lunenburg School of the Arts (In-person*)
6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Capacity: 40 people
Price: Free (Registration Required)

Description: This lecture will look at four key points about the practice of architecture in Nova Scotia, using anecdotes from the design and construction experience of the Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery. It will discuss topics that are uncommon for an architect’s lecture.

Bio: Vincent was born in Iserlohn, West Germany when thecountry was still divided in east and west.   His father had immigrated from the Netherlands to Halifax in the 1950’s where he met and married Vincent’s mother from the Annapolis Valley. Vincent grew up in Montreal from the age of two in the east end of the city, when the city was still divided into the predominantly French speaking east of St-Laurent and the English speaking west of St-Laurent. He received his architecture degree from McGill University, School of Architecture, in 1987.  Upon graduation Vincent also received the Dunlop Travelling Scholarship which he used for independent study in Munchen, Germany. Following graduation, Vincent worked at three different firms in Montreal with varied clientele. He obtained experience designing exclusive homes for the wealthy of Westmount, the renovation of Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Montreal Museum of Fines Arts extension designed by Safdie, and the mixed use commercial Faubourg Ste-Catherine.  While working at Lemay Michaud Architects, he gained experience working on restaurant and hotel projects. In 1996, Vincent and his family moved to Nova Scotia, where he began his own practice in Wolfville.  The practice was and still is based upon serving the rural communities of Nova Scotia heavily weighted towards custom residential design in the early years, and that remains the case. The firm also takes on small to medium sized commercial work mainly in the Hospitality sector.  His clients include Just Us, Evangeline Inn, 470 Main Apartments, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Inn at Domaine de Grandpre.  He is currently working on projects with The Oceanstone Seaside Resort (Indian Harbour) and The Devour Festival (HQ, Wolfville). Vincent is committed to helping people create special places that connect with the beautiful Nova Scotia landscape.


Update: In response to current Public Health guidelines, the Lunenburg School of the Arts now requires proof of full vaccination (two doses) for all event participants and audiences. Exceptions will be made for individuals with proof of a valid medical condition preventing vaccination, and children under 12. Please be ready to present a copy of your immunization record or exception upon entry to the event.

Note: This event is planned to take place in-person and will follow all local and provincial COVID-19 public health and safety guidelines and restrictions. If it is deemed that this event cannot take place in person safely, it will be held virtually online. Contact tracing information will be taken during registration.

The wearing of masks is mandatory upon entry and will be provided to those who need one. Please respect social distancing by leaving two seats between your group and others.

This lecture takes place in a historic building that may limit accessibility. Please reach out to learn more, (902) 640-2013,