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Canada Council for the Arts


Designed by Edward J Cuhaci and Associated Architects Inc.
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography

The Canada Council for the Arts project was a fit-up for the five-storey office within the 22-storey Performance Court tower. The space occupies the second, third, fourth, and part of the fifth floor and includes jury rooms, boardrooms as well as media listening rooms. This project is LEED Gold Certified.

S + A Services Included:


Supply air is provided by compartmental units on each floor. Stealth quality fan powered boxes with hot water heating, combined with continuous linear diffusers for the perimeter and the same stealth quality variable air volume (VAV) boxes with a variety of air terminals, were used for the interior spaces. This was to maintain the low noise criteria which was a priority for this client. Exposed ceilings were found throughout most of the space and required extensive coordination to creatively disguise certain equipment and to ensure the remaining is aesthetically pleasing. There are multiple jury rooms with video linking capabilities that also required additional measures in order to achieve the low noise criteria.


Due to the exposed ceiling installation, coordination was required in order to install the electrical systems. Occupancy controlled lighting has been installed throughout. The digital metering system is integrated with the base building system to monitor power consumption.


Ottawa, Ontario

Gross Floor Area

  • 88,000 sq ft

Completion Year



LEED Gold Certified