Durham College / Centre for Collaborative Education
The design of Durham College’s new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) building was awarded to Architecture Counsel working in joint venture with Montgomery Sisam Architects.
Flowing from the 2014 Capacity Study and Massing Plan completed by Architecture Counsel, the CFCE represents a new direction for the campus, changing the way the College community and public engage with the campus.
The mixed-use facility will highlight the multi-dimensional nature of the College. Components such as the Spa Suite and Patient-Care Laboratories will be aimed at furthering patient-centred, inter-professional healthcare. Accelerator spaces will create a hive-like atmosphere geared towards fostering invention, engaging industry, and market innovations. The Centre for Success will nurture future post-secondary students. The Aboriginal Centre and Diversity Services components will offer purpose-designed spaces that accommodate cultural practices in an inclusive environment. The Global Classroom, shared teaching and maker spaces and, importantly, food and social areas, will complement all of these components.
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Completion: Spring 2018
Project Size: 7,500 m2