Engineering 5 Building, University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

Project Description

An advanced facility used by staff and students, the University of Waterloo’s Engineering 5 Building is a multi-purpose addition to one of Canada’s leading academic institutions. Approximately 150, 000 sq. ft., the six-storey building provides space for the university’s electrical, mechanical, computer, mechatronics, and system engineering departments.

Constructed around a central atrium, the building includes offices, support rooms, meeting rooms, classrooms, and student computer spaces. Workshops, hoist bays, a paint shop, and engine test cells are also specialized features of the building. A 2, 000 sq. ft. anechoic antenna test chamber was designed as a part of the electrical and computer engineering’s electromagnetic radiation laboratory.

Innovative and star-like LED lights illuminate the atrium ceiling, while an LED lit staircase shines as the building’s central feature. The ceramic frit pattern on the building’s glazed façade creates a bold three-dimensional design against which the many glass panels provide an outside glimpse of interior public activity and bold colour schemes.

Crossey Engineering provided electrical design and Consullux provided Lighting design.




Perkins + Will

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