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The building, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with KWC Architects, features extensive classroom, student study and collaborative space on the lower five floors and connects with the renovated Vanier Hall via multi-level bridges that span a five-storey skylit atrium. The upper floors house seminar, office and research space for faculty, graduate students and staff. “Designed to efficiently occupy a marginal site at the edge of this dense urban campus, a new academic crossroads has been created,” said Donald Schmitt, Principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects. The new tower brings more than 500 faculty, professors, staff and graduate students together, creating greater opportunities for collaborative exchange. “This is more than just a new building; it’s a veritable social science laboratory,” said Allan Rock, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University. “Students and researchers in our largest faculty will benefit from the synergies that come with being together.” View more View full description
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