Duffus & Co. Ltd. Architects. Architects specializing in
            conservation                              Province House,

Home Company Conservation Preservation Renovation Institutional Residential

Alix McEwan
  • Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario 2002
  • BAH - Queens University 2006
  • BEDS - Dalhousie University 2008
  • M.Arch - Dalhousie University 2011
  • Architect, G.F. Duffus and Company Ltd. 2015-present
  • Intern Architect, G.F. Duffus and Company Ltd.  2011-2015
  • Architectural Assistant, G.F. Duffus and Company Ltd.   2009-2011
  • Architectural Assistant, Federal Government of Canada - Department of Public Works and Government Services, Real Property Group.     2007
  • Academic All Canadian, 2006, 2008
  • Dalhousie University Deans List, 2008. 
  • Dalhousie University Sexton Scholar, 2008. 

Alix McEwan joined G.F. Duffus & Company Ltd. in May 2009 during her co-op placement while a Master of Architecture Candidate.   Ms. McEwan stayed with the company through the remainder of her studies, and has continued with the company since her graduation from Dalhousie in 2011.

During her time with G.F. Duffus & Company Ltd. Ms McEwan has become involved in many aspects of the firm including: production of working drawings, consultant coordination, production of as-found and as-built record drawings, performing site reviews, specification writing, drafting historic research documents in conjunction with preparing conservation and maintenance plans.   She is also responsible for solving any computer technology related issues within the office

While with G.F. Duffus & Company Ltd., Alix McEwan has contributed to such conservation projects as Halifax City Hall, Howe Hall, The Medjuck Building, Keith Hall, The Dunn Building, St. Patrick’s Church, James Power House, and NSCAD Granville Street Campus.  She has also assisted with archival research and the drafting of the Grand Parade Conservation Plan. 

Prior to joining G.F. Duffus & Company Ltd., Alix McEwan held positions that have provided her with experience in other areas of architectural practice.   Most recently, Ms. McEwan held an Architectural Assistant placement with the Federal Government of Canada’s Department of Public Works and Government Services’ (PWGSC) Real Property group, completed during the co-op requirement of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies program.   In addition, Ms. McEwan worked as the Assistant to the President of Brystra Companies in Rutherford, N.J., prior to entering architecture school, where she supervised and coordinated the renovation of a private residence.

Ms. McEwan also has been an active volunteer within the arts community and by promoting knowledge of historically important but under recognized architects or buildings in various communities.  Ms. McEwan’s largest recent project was an exhibition she put together to promote the history of the previously undocumented ‘Fellsbridge’, the last remaining unadultered home designed by New Jersey’s second black architect, that was displayed in 2010 in Newark New Jersey.  Other volunteer activities have included assisting with the organization and set up of others’ exhibitions.  During her tenure at Queens University Ms. McEwan was an active participant on several steering committees that collectively fund raised, organized exhibitions and ran events at the student gallery, the Union Gallery.

1496 Lower Water Street, Suite 315
  Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 1R9
Phone: (902) 420-1851
Fax: (902) 425-7445
Email: gfduffus@gfduffusandco.ca