“ … one of the most significant examples of green institutional building design carried out to date in Canada.”
The building houses the University of Calgary’s departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Faculty members’ desire for fresh air drove a design solution that offers perimeter offices with operable windows and lots of natural light.
In addition to the passive ventilation system and high-performance building envelope, the sustainable features include North America’s first structural slab radiant cooling system.
Canadian Architect magazine called the building “a carefully designed and technically refined machine for learning, and, as such, fitting as both a metaphor and a home for the faculties it houses.”
HOK collaborated with Barry Johns Architecture and Stantec Architecture, the architect of record.
188,400 sq. ft. / 17,500 sq. m.
Alberta Construction Magazine – Alberta’s Top Project