The Carnegie Gallery Revitalization project has been awarded a 2013 Heritage Property Conservation Award from the City and Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee.
Members of the Perkins+Will design team, Board of Directors for the Dundas Art and Craft Association, and the Gallery gathered to receive one of two heritage awards presented to the community this year. The award recognizes the property owners for their "outstanding contributions to the conservation, restoration, and preservation of Hamilton's built Heritage." The architectural design team was there to celebrate with the Gallery and the Heritage community of Hamilton area.
The Carnegie Gallery was also recently recognized by the Hamilton Business Improvement Association for its continued contribution to the vitality of the Dundas community. A Certificate of Recognition was presented to the Gallery as a thank you for their improvements and contributions to the health and well-being of the community and for “maintaining your building and business with sensitivity… to encourage others to invest within the community, thereby improving the pedestrian environment.”
The renovation of the Gallery was an important project for both the community of Dundas and the Perkins+Will Dundas studio. Along with Fred Vermeulen, Sandy McIntosh’s contributions to the project reached far beyond the normal design and project management requirements; it became a labour of love for them both. As active members of the Dundas community, they believed in the Carnegie’s power to unite and strengthen a community.