Our Project Team

A passionate staff team and visionary Board of Directors are leading the organization onto the national stage. Along with a team of experts, advisors, consultants and volunteers, they are guiding the architectural, exhibit design and building processes, and the $40M capital campaign. A Campaign Team, with members and advisors spanning the country, is seeking support from donors nationwide.

Campaign Team

Kevin Malone, Chair
Victoria Grant
David Hadden
Carolyn Hyslop
Bill Morris
Wendy Pitblado
Ken Powell
John Ronson
Brian Tobin
Jeremy Ward

Board of Directors

Victoria Grant, Chair, Board of Directors
Jocelyn Brown
Meredith Brown,
 Chair of Philanthropy Committee
Bryan Buttigieg, Chair of Building Committee
Kate Farnell
Brian Groves 
Dr. Jenny Ingram
Deborah Jacobs
Robert R. Janes
Kevin Malone,
 Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Val McRaeChair of Collections Committee 
Raif Richardson
John Ronson, Past Chair
Tim Rutherford

Building Committee

Bryan Buttigieg, Chair
Robert Clark
Victoria Grant
Brian Groves
Chris MacLean
Kevin Malone

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

The new build will take an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach where people, systems, business structures and practices are integrated into a concurrent process, from design to fabrication and construction, in order to maximize efficiency and accelerate schedules. IPD is a relatively new process that takes a values-based approach to construction, assembling key project partners to the table from the start to work simultaneously to design, plan and execute together.

Project Director

Chris MacLean


Lett Architects Inc.

General Contractor

Chandos Construction Ltd

IPD Project Partners

Architect: Lett Architects Inc, Peterborough, ON
General Contractor:
Chandos Construction Ltd, Toronto, ON
Structural Engineering
LEA, Markham, ON
Mechanical trade partnerKelson Mechanical, Sharon, ON
Mechanical & Electrical EngineeringDG Biddle & Associates, Oshawa, ON
Electrical trade partnerLancer Electric, Peterborough, ON
Civil Engineer: Engage Engineering, Peterborough, ON

IPD Project Consultants

Environmental: Cambium Inc., Peterborough, ON
Geotech/Hydrogeological: Thomas Grace & Associates, Lindsay, ON
Conservation: JHG Consulting Network Inc., Merrickville, ON
Landscape Architect: Basterfield & Associates Inc., Peterborough, ON
​​Arborist: Treescape Certified Arborists, Ennismore, ON
Archaeologist: Northeastern Archaeological Associates Ltd, Port Hope, ON
Legal Services: LLF Lawyers LLP, Peterborough, ON 

Exhibit Designers

GSM Projects, Montreal, QC


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