Assembly is a non-profit association dedicated to fostering and celebrating design culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. This group was founded on the belief that good quality design can benefit the well-being of communities and is an important part of cultural life in the province. Towards this end, the mandate of the group is to hold public events, exhibits, competitions, and create publications on the topic of design. The intended effect will be to develop a greater design literacy in the general population, and have members of the public join us in demanding good design.

Fougere Menchenton providers operational funding for Assembly and their initiatives. The non-profit operates autonomously without direct involvement of the firm.


The first initiative of Assembly, this temporary structure “wanderings” from neighbourhood in neighbourhood with it’s function changing in each location. The pavilion has two main goals:

  1. Promote an appreciation and understanding of architecture and urban design.
  2. Give a platform for people to test their ideas about how to make our city better and build community.

We need volunteers to keep this project running. If you are interested in helping us the set the pavilion up, document it’s journey or help facilitate some engagement, we could use your help. If you’d like to get involved, click here. If you’d just like to stay in the loop you can follow us on facebook or twitter. We’re currently planning for 2017, so get in touch if you’ve got an idea.


JULY 12-27, 2016 Stop #1: Story Collector
JULY 27-AUGUST 1, 2016 Stop #2: New Media
AUGUST 1-8, 2016 Stop #3: Performance
AUGUST 8-22, 2016 Stop #4: Parking Takeover for Visual Art
AUGUST 22-SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 Stop #5: Take a Rest
SEPTEMBER 9-23, 3016 Stop #6: Parking Takeover for Food
SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 3016 Closing Party, stay tuned for details

We’re still planning what to do next year, so get in touch if you have an idea. Thanks to all of our sponsors and collaborators who made the 2016 season a great success:

Fougere Menchenton Architecture
Lindsay Construction
Marid Industries
Condos in the Park
Happy City St. John’s
Arts NL
The City of St. John’s

Eastern Edge Gallery
Parks Canada
Sounds like an Earful
Memorial University
Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive
Neighbourhood Dance Works
Nova Yoga
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
McCOR Management
Fishing for Success
Quidi Vidi Brewery
St. John’s Farmers Market
Lions Club
Pippy Park Commission
Rowsell Appleby Newton Engineering
Sound Engineering
Friends of Victoria Park
Food First NL
Mallard Cottage
The Rocket Bakery
First Copy Duplicating

And the biggest thanks to everyone who volunteered!

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