The General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre for Excellence (ACE) is a rare combination of industrial research and educational programming co-existing under the same roof.
Located at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, ACE features one of the world’s most advanced Aerodynamic and Climatic Wind Tunnels. ACE functions both as a centre for proprietary research as well as being a university laboratory. Providing for both roles in close proximity informed the design and was integral to its success. ACE blends in with the look and scale of the campus with masonry and copper panels that resemble other campus buildings, all designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects.