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Balancing Heritage Preservation with Modern Design: Antonio Gómez-Palacio Presents at Ontario Heritage Conference 2024

May 29, 2024

Join DIALOG Chair Antonio Gómez-Palacio along with fellow thought leaders on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Ontario Heritage Conference in Gravenhurst, Muskoka, as they present on the future of development and balancing modern design with heritage preservation.

Event Details

Date:                                   Friday, June 14, 2024
Time:                                   1:30 – 3 p.m. ET
Location:                            Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf, 285 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, ON

Click HERE to register for the event.

Building for the future… what are we thinking?

The session will address urban design guidelines and explore the fine art of balancing heritage preservation with zoning bylaws and modern design architecture from the lens of professional planners and architects. Presenters will look at how climate change is addressed using sustainable design and new technology while embracing influences from the past.


  • Jeff Lehman, District Chair of Muskoka
  • Antonio Gómez-Palacio, DIALOG Chair and Partner
  • Henry Krans, Timmerman Timberworks

Moderator: Melissa Halford, Director of Development Services, Town of Gravenhurst

About the Ontario Heritage Conference

Hosted by the Town of Gravenhurst, the 2024 Ontario Heritage Conference, is an event that not only commemorates history and heritage but also embraces a greener future. The conference aims to present an itinerary of educational and entertaining sessions that help feed the spark of heritage and sustainable enthusiasm in each attendee. Rooted in their commitment to sustainability, the town and organizing committee have taken steps to ensure that the conference is an exemplar of environmental responsibility.