Evan Oxland is an architectural conservator and stonemason. His work with heritage conservation often intersects with the creation of new buildings. His earlier experience, as a gardener at official residences in Canada, led to a career as a dry-stone waller and stone mason, graduating on the ‘Dean’s List’ with a Bachelor of Humanities from Carleton University, Canada, in 2007 and a Master of Arts in the History of Designed Landscapes with distinction from the University of Bristol in 2010. For the ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship in 2010 Evan visited Japan to conduct a survey of historic stone-masonry patterns and technology, visiting castles throughout three of Japan’s four main islands. Since then he has furthered his professional experience as a conservation mason at the Canadian West Block Parliament Buildings; as an historic plaster conservator on a rehabilitation project within the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct; as a Conservation Project Manager, and as a Conservator/Project Manager for the Government of Alberta. He has also studied for an MSc in Building Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently Senior Architectural Conservator at DFS Inc. architecture & design in Montreal/Ottawa as a conservation architect on the rehabilitation of the Centre Block Parliament Buildings in Ottawa and the rehabilitation of the Rossdale Power Plant in Edmonton, Alberta.