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.