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Designed by B+H Architects and Zeidler Partnership Architects in joint venture
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
The Accolade Building consists of a three-storey fine arts facility with a basement. It incorporates a wide range of functional programming including a full scale proscenium theatre, a recital hall, a 500 seat cinema, 400 and 300 seat lecture halls, dance studios, acting studios, music practice rooms, classrooms, professor offices, administration space and an art gallery. The Accolade was a fast-track design-build project.
The building is serviced by campus high-pressure steam and chilled water. The mechanical systems provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning for a diverse range of activities, and also respect the stringent acoustic requirements required for theatrical performances. The art gallery air conditioning systems are designed to maintain precise environmental control for the preservation of art support spaces, including a woodworking shop, a welding shop and paint booths for the production of sets by students and staff. A variety of energy initiatives were incorporated including variable speed pumping systems and total energy recovery wheels for large ventilation requirements. The building also features a green roof.
2006 Canadian Design-Build Institute Design Build Award of Excellence - Honorable Mention
2006 Design Exchange Award's Interior Design - Commercial Category - Bronze Citation