Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario is designed for collaboration and connection with the community. It’s home to the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, the Department of Mathematics and related programs.
Informal study lounge space and breakout rooms around a large atrium are designed to facilitate the sort of informal exchange that supports peer learning, pedagogy and collaboration.
These were among the features that appealed to the UK Civic Trust Award, which Lazaridis Hall won in 2018. Have a look at how the students use the space in this brief video.