New Acadia Biology Building

Acadia University. Wolfville, NS

In a team that included Barrie & Langille Architects (Halifax), Moriyama & Teshima Architects (Toronto) and KWC Architects (Ottawa), we provided functional programming, full architectural design services and equipment consulting for the teaching and research laboratories and support spaces for this project: the renovation of an existing 1920’s science building and addition of a new biology research and teaching facility.

Laboratory spaces include teaching labs, prep rooms, and research labs for graduate students and teaching staff. We encouraged the flexibility of these high-tech spaces by using the modular design of components and layouts. The building’s animal care facility has a specific emphasis on aquatic animals and includes salt and fresh water fish habitats, surgery and observation rooms.

This LEED™ Gold building incorporates innovative water and energy conservation systems – a particular challenge given the demands that traditional laboratory spaces place on such building components.

See Acadia University’s virtual tour of this building.

Photography: by Chris Reardon.

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