Designed by Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Photo by Richard Johnson Photography
This six-storey building contains a student residence, faculty offices, classrooms, lecture theatres and a performance space. The student residence is located on the top three floors and consists of 125 two bedroom suites to serve 250 students. The building is home to the First Peoples' House of Learning, a collection of cultural spaces for the celebration of First Nations' cultural traditions.
The residence rooms are served by two-pipe fan coil units with electric reheat coils to ensure heating is satisfactory in the suites during the shoulder periods after the system has been changed over to cooling. The residence floor corridors are pressurized with ventilation air for odour control. A central roof top unit recovers heat and humidity from the suite sanitary exhaust air in the winter to pre-treat the ventilation air with the use of an enthalpy recovery wheel to reduce operating costs.
All the classrooms are served with fan-powered variable air volume (VAV) boxes that allow for constant air movement in the classrooms to increase occupant comfort even when the VAV boxes are in minimum position. The lecture theatres and performance spaces are served by individual constant volume air handling units with a focus on maintaining low noise levels in the air distribution.
A water cooled chiller and central boiler plant provide heating and chilled water to the building's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.