Conestoga College John W. Tibbits (Waterloo) Campus
This 162,000 sq. ft. addition and renovation project featured 150,000 sq. ft. of additions added to and connecting the existing structures to house new Hospitality, Information Technology and Language programs (Phase 1-3) as well as 12,000 sq. ft. of renovations to the existing occupied facilities (Phase 4). A new state-of-the-art culinary kitchen equipped with commercial-grade appliances and a new restaurant facility was constructed to expand the Hospitality program and student restaurant, Bloom. New mechanical and electrical systems integrate the latest in technology to support new classroom innovations as well as the demand for public Wi-Fi throughout the entire campus facility. The building is structural steel framed with a double-glazed curtain wall system, masonry and decorative siding. The majority of the exterior wall assemblies were designed with a R-25 value and the front addition features approximately 1,200 lineal feet of photovoltaic panels on the roof. The sweeping main atrium is day-lit and allows for collaborative flow of students with multiple spacious work areas. The entire facility exceeds AODA compliance; featuring accessible elevators, ramps, lifts in all universal washrooms and advanced technology for all mechanical and electrical systems.