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Schools of Culinary Arts and Information Technology

Fanshawe College

Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Client: Fanshawe College
Completion: September 14, 2018

In joint venture with Phil Agar Architect

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This hybrid academic facility opened in September 2018 in downtown London, Ontario and is home to Fanshawe College’s School of Information Technology and Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

The 114,000-square-foot building transforms a historic department store into a vibrant urban campus for 1,600 students, staff and faculty and preserves its original street character.  A student-run restaurant animates the ground floor, which also features a two-storey biofilter living wall, amphitheatre seating, and an open corridor connecting both Dundas and Carling Streets.

A four-storey tower is setback above the existing structure with a façade accented by colourful metal panels and varying densities of frit on the glazing.  More than 25 programs are supported by state-of-the-art facilities for Game Development, Computer Programming, a demonstration culinary lecture theatre, a teaching restaurant and labs for pastry and mixology.

The $66.2-million campus is the largest single project by southwestern Ontario’s biggest community college.

THE TEAM

sbrowne@dsai.ca
wchan@dsai.ca
bchartier@dsai.ca
Branka Gazibara
bgazibara@dsai.ca
Aleksandra Janus
Michael Jess
Brian Kao
Christina Pascoa
Ewa Rudzik
dschmitt@dsai.ca
Ronny Sepulveda
Charlotte Tavenor
Niloofar Zarififar
sbrowne@dsai.ca
bchartier@dsai.ca
Aleksandra Janus
Brian Kao
Ewa Rudzik
Ronny Sepulveda
Niloofar Zarififar
wchan@dsai.ca
Branka Gazibara
bgazibara@dsai.ca
Michael Jess
Christina Pascoa
dschmitt@dsai.ca
Charlotte Tavenor