In April, the Conestoga College Student Recreation Centre project was awarded the prestigious Design Excellence Award for 2017 by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). Award winners were selected from more than 140 submissions, and 20 finalists were judged on a variety of criteria, including creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business and legacy.
This project consisted of a 27,500 sq. ft. renovation and a 25,000 sq. ft. expansion aimed at rejuvenating Conestoga’s aging athletic facility, and transforming it into a dynamic hub of student life, activity and wellness. Working with MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects), Crozier & Associates designed private road grading, civil services, rooftop controls, incorporating Low Impact Development (LID) principles, including infiltration galleries to maintain existing drainage. The redesign updated the existing gym and reused the arena as a new triple-gym and track, with a large student commons and classrooms at the second-level concourse. This project envisioned the attraction and retention of students.
The Crozier Team was proud to assist Conestoga College in the realization of this carefully crafted and articulated architectural and engineering project, and we congratulate both the College and MJM Architects on this innovative, award-winning design.