woman with short hair looks into the camera

Lyette Fortin

Adjunct Professor


Lyette Fortin, Hon. OAA, is a consultant in Architectural Conservation. She has a 37 years professional career working in Architectural Conservation: first as a Conservation Architect with the federal government managing and overseeing renovation and rehabilitation projects on National Historic Sites and designated heritage buildings across Canada; then with the National Capital Commission as the Chief Project Manager responsible for directing and managing architectural and landscape works associated with the safeguard of Canada’s Official Residences; then for the House of Commons of Canada as Director of Architectural Strategic Planning overseeing the development of the Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts ensuring that solid principles are adopted for the conservation and  enhancement of the buildings’ and setting’s heritage values throughout its  implementation; and since 2014 as Instructor at Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, teaching architectural conservation: philosophy, ethics and practice. She passionately continues to devote her profession to the conservation and enrichment of cultural resources of our built environment.


Bachelor of Architecture – School of Architecture, Carleton University, Canada

Diploma Conservation of Historic Structures – Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, King’s Manor, York, England

Diploma Architectural Conservation – International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and

Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) – Rome, Italy


ARCH 4200 – Architectural Conservation: Philosophy and Ethics

ARCC 3302 – Conservation in Practice II Design Studio


As a consultant in Architectural Conservation she provides services on conservation projects ranging from strategic planning, to development of design philosophy, vision, definition of values, guiding principles, design concepts, conservation approaches,  conservation requirements and governance.