Lunenburg County, NS is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home county. The current inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city’s identity throughout the centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some of which date from the 18th century.
The Lunenburg Academy was opened on November 7, 1895 and is the only intact 19th century Academy building surviving in Nova Scotia. Visible for miles around, it is an outstanding landmark and one of the most remarkable heritage buildings in the Province. It has been designated a Municipal, Provincial and Federal Heritage site.
Allnorth was engaged to provide 3D scanning of the exterior facades of the former Lunenburg Academy Building; the deliverable being an HRD imaging digital file for use by DSRA. Allnorth also provided 2D elevation models which included the main horizontal datum lines (i.e. heights of window sills and heads, eave projections, and trim banding) so DSRA could develop elevation drawings.
- 3D scanning