The Conestoga College Recreation Centre project consisted of a 27,500 sq. ft. renovation and a 25,000 sq. ft. expansion aimed at transforming the existing 36 year-old Doon Campus athletic facility into a dynamic hub of student life, activity and wellness. Crozier 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 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.
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