This project involved the feasibility study and schematic design for a new marquee cultural space and National Museum in Ottawa: The Portrait Gallery of Canada. The plan was to renovate the former United States Embassy heritage building, directly across from Parliament, and construct a modern addition housing a new public gallery space capable of future expansion. The adaptation was to include a new entrance, visitor services and state-of-the-art galleries. The project team was organized as a joint venture between IDEA, Teeple Architects of Toronto, and Dixon Jones of London, England. An open courtyard with circular skylights invites visitors into the Gallery and large windows looking into the courtyard between new and old parts of the building give clear uncluttered views of the Parliament buildings. Unfortunately, this project was canceled in the construction tender stage.