“ . . . bold use of color . . . very uplifting as a design . . . very elegant; looks nice in the daylight . . . very intellectual building . . . ”
The Ashtonbee Campus renewal project represents a critical undertaking by Centennial College to rejuvenate its 1970s-era campus complex to meet current student expectations and to achieve the quality of amenities present on other Centennial College campuses. While the Ashtonbee Campus is the largest transportation technology training center in Canada, it also delivers a variety of applied and academic programming. The project re-invests in its public and student-oriented spaces to allow for a mixing of faculty and students from different programs, creating uplifting spaces for social and academic interaction in both formal and casual settings. Like Centennial College’s vision “Transforming Lives and Communities Through Learning,” the project physically connects and brings together students and the community. It delivers key social and learning spaces on campus and creates a central focus for student life and vitality. The new gateway of the building has become a community icon, creating a strong outward identity and branding opportunity, essential to the continued success of the college.
MacLennan Jaunkains Miller Architects; Blackwell Structural Engineering; Smith + Andersen; EMC Group; Footprint; PMA Landscape Architects