This five story, 86,000 square foot campus building combines a campus store and social spaces with academic office and research space.
Commitment to environmental sustainability is evident through a 400 year copper skin, integration of structure with heating and cooling, a passive solar natural lighting strategy, exploitation of high thermal mass, use of local materials, all leading to a LEED Silver designation.
The project's material palette and urban design strategy connect it to the campus and the Niagara Escarpment region. Material expression is related to the clarity of the plan. Expression of building systems creates the aesthetic identity of the building.
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects were the Design Architects in association with RDH Architects as Prime Consultants.
2007 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Merit