University of Lethbridge Opens Science Commons

Published 9-10-2019
  • University of Lethbridge - Science Commons
  • University of Lethbridge - Science Commons
  • University of Lethbridge - Science Commons

    Courtesy of Stantec and KPMB.

  • University of Lethbridge - Science Commons

    Courtesy of Stantec and KPMB.

The University of Lethbridge opened the CAD$280 million Science Commons in September of 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Collocating the departments of biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, and physics and astronomy, the transdisciplinary building provides flexible teaching and research labs, academic classrooms, meeting rooms, gathering areas, and a central atrium. Designed by Stantec and KPMB, the 387,500-sf facility includes a community education venue with interactive science displays. A minimum of LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which features a global ventilation system utilizing highly efficient heat and humidity recovery technologies and smart ventilation pathways. A responsive LED lighting system provides automatic dimming when natural light is available, as well as utilizing motion sensors to prevent energy waste. PCL Construction was the general contractor for the project, which included construction of a new central energy plant and renovation of the existing University Hall.

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