Lazaridis Hall

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Canada

Local Authority Area

Not in UK/ROI

Information about this scheme

Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University is a new campus landmark designed for academic collaboration and connection with the community. The design response is a flexible building that serves a variety of functions, including academic program delivery, faculty and administration offices, gathering and peer learning areas to serve the entire campus, a multi-purpose auditorium and a seasonal conference agenda. To satisfy the demands of the growing technology focus in the region, the building serves as a state-of-the-art incubator space to promote collaborative research between the university and community. The building was designed as a landmark to create identity and to signal expansion of a new campus precinct. Its form expresses significant program components, including cantilevered space above the 1000-seat elliptical auditorium and a hovering 300-seat lecture hall in a double-stacked drum. Simple, strong forms articulate a distinct presence both on the interior and exterior on University Avenue.

Credits

Applicant

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Architect

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Architect

David Thompson Architect

Client

Wilfrid Laurier University

Interior Designer

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architect

DTAH

Main Contractor

Bondfield Construction

Services Engineer

MTE Consultants Inc.

Structural Engineer

Vanboxmeer & Stranges Engineering Ltd.

M&E Engineers

Smith + Andersen (Mechanical)

M&E Engineers

Smith + Andersen (Electrical)

Sustainability

WSP (formerly MMM / Enermodal);

Other

Brian Ballantyne Specifications (Specification)

Acoustic Consultant

Aercoustics

Other

Engineering Harmonics (Audio Visual)

Theatre Consultant

Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Other

NOVUM (Skylight Design Build)

Primary Use Class

Class D1c - Education