The Chateau Otin Renovation Project is an ongoing restoration of a 14th Century chateau and 18th Century baroque gloriette. Both are Cultural Monument Buildings, where the Czech historian and politician, known as “Father of the Nation” – František Palacký -spent his time writing; and where his wedding with Tereza Mechurova took place in 1827.
Daria's work experience ranges from healthcare, recreational, and institutional to heritage restoration, rehabilitation, and forensic / failure investigations. He is an expert in steel and concrete structures design, but has a long-standing affinity for timber design and construction. Daria Hoyer received a B.S. In Animal Science from UC Davis in 2001. She spent several. Monitoring and restoration projects for the upper Pit River. Additional funding for these projects included a California Dept. Of Conservation Watershed Coordination grant, and generous in-kind contributions from.
Our story with Chateau Otin started on the 18th of October 2018 when, by virtue of an almost fantastic chain of events, we signed the purchase contract and Chateau Otin went into our care. During that year we managed to stop any further decay of the buildings and began to prepare the first part of the restoration project. Our aim is to not only renovate the chateau complex but to bring it back to life – and make it meaningful for people now.
The renovation is divided into three parts:
-We will start with the gloriette – this is in the worst condition currently. After renovation, this building will become an interactive museum of František Palacký, where visitors may also spend a night in the “dome room” surrounded by books and ideas.
-Renovation of the main building where a literature-inspired hotel will be opened.
-Opening the Inspirational garden with hidden reading spots. A venerable pond will gain its own “voice” and will help children from local villages to learn foreign languages.
František Palacký was born on the 14th of June 1798 in the small village of Hodslavice in Northern Moravia. His father was a Lutheran preacher who opened an Evangelical school in Hodslavice, where little František learned to read and write. When this boy was nine years old, he was sent to the Lyceum in Kunin near Nový Jičín to study German. František was a talented student – by the age of 19 he was fluent in 11 languages.
Interdisciplinary at his roots, Daria began his university education in electrical engineering, but soon realized his true calling was structural engineering. He brought a specific enthusiasm for structural design and building rehabilitation when he joined the DIALOG team. In 2009, Daria was appointed principal and today provides foundational leadership to our structural engineering team in Toronto.
Daria has 30 years of experience in design and project management, as well as specific expertise in structural analysis and post-disaster building design. His cross-disciplinary competency reassures client, staff and end users alike, and ensures the success and enjoyment of his projects.
Daria has been retained as an independent expert witness for the complaints and investigation department of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) for nearly a decade. He has been involved in the review of numerous projects for the association and various insurance companies, and also testified before the PEO’s Discipline Committee.
Daria's work experience ranges from healthcare, recreational, and institutional to heritage restoration, rehabilitation, and forensic / failure investigations. He is an expert in steel and concrete structures design, but has a long-standing affinity for timber design and construction. He looks forward to the challenge of creating innovative designs with this natural material, which is now experiencing a resurgence in the design industry.
Meticulous>In his capacity as a principal, Daria believes that mentorship is golden. Kingdom rush - tower defense crack game. He enjoys taking time to sit down with graduate and post-graduate student interns to guide and support their work and future careers.