DTAH has been highly influential in contributing to the urban design vision and urban landscape design for Canada’s National Capital Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa, for which they have received both national and international recognition.
Confederation Boulevard is the ceremonial route which joins the two capital cities of Ottawa and Hull across the Ottawa River. Linking Parliament, national institutions and urban neighborhoods, this combination of streets, squares and bridges uniquely defines and binds the pedestrian realm of the Canadian capital.
DTAH was responsible for the planning and design of more than half of the 6 km streetscape as well as the urban design concept for the reconstruction of Confederation Square, the site of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. This urban square opposite Parliament Hill and flanking the Rideau Canal is Canada’s most significant civic space.