“ . . . It has distinct academic options . . . fits in with the rest of the campus . . . very nice how it projects up into the second story . . .”
A pivotal location and bold material palette, inspired by the industrial lineage of the building programs and natural surroundings of the campus, have re-identified trades and technology as desirable academic options. This has resulted in renewed interest in these programs and a dramatic increase in enrollment, most notably among women. The didactic nature of the building facilitates new opportunities in the programs and teaching curriculum, providing students an active role in building operation monitoring. This role is further reinforced through the fully accessible teaching terrace on the roof, fit out with a green roof, wind turbines and PV array. This feature, in combination with the college’s strong commitment to sustainable policies of material purchasing and recycling, has helped further engender a culture of environmental awareness and stewardship amongst the students. This affiliation between training and employment has boosted enrollment, identified new revenue streams, and stimulated job growth within the surrounding Kawartha region.
Perkins+Will; also Stephenson Engineering; MCW Consultants Ltd.; Fleisher Ridout Partnership Inc.; D.M. Wills Associates Limited