Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects
Photos by Gibbs Gage Architects
Located on the University of Calgary's main campus, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning will be built on the old Nickle Arts Museum site. The existing foundation will be reused to support a state-of-the-art teaching facility for both students and academic staff, including a 400-seat theatre designed to host modern web/video based conferencing. The Institute is targeting LEED Gold Certification.
The mechanical system design incorporates a dedicated outdoor air ventilation system in conjunction with slab heating/cooling, chilled beams and under floor displacement air distribution. This ultra-low energy mechanical system achieved a maximum of 19 energy points on the LEED NC 2009 energy and atmosphere rating system and has been designed to be Net Zero ready with provisions added in an effort to further reduce energy consumption in the future.
2015 Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects - Institutional - Design
2015 Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects - Institutional - Under $50 Million