Centennial College A Block Expansion
This new facility aims to elevate the future of education in a diverse and inclusive environment, while honouring a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.
Inspired by regional Anishinaabe architecture, the design incorporates Indigenous principles and weaves in nature and aesthtics from Indigenous peoples.At the heart of the building is Wisdom Hall, a multi-storey gathering space that leads to a central courtyard that features native artwork.
The development is an $85M, 160,000 sq. ft. building that connects to the Block A Building on the Centennial College Progress Campus.
This building includes programming space for the School of Engineering Technology, an Indigenous Commons area, administrative services and support areas.
The structure consists of one level of cast-in-place concrete topped with five levels of mass timber.For the mass timber assembly, CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels with concrete topping will be supported by glulam beams, which in turn will be supported by glulam columns.The lateral system will utilize a combination of concrete cores and glulam-braced frames.
The building is targeting LEED Gold and Zero Carbon.
Building Structure Type
Post Secondary / First Nations/Indigenous
DIALOG / Smoke Architecture
EllisDon Construction Services Inc.