Centre for Environmental and Information Technology, University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON
The design of the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology reflects an interactive, reciprocal relationship among people, technology and the environment. The public spaces become the focus for an interdisciplinary group of occupants arranged around a grand central atrium, which is a significant expression of the activities and interests of its users and a place of meeting. Its design was influenced by the Centre’s symbol, the ‘draw down’ of the earth’s ground water. A conference centre opens out onto a south-facing terrace. Other facilities include a 200-seat auditorium, student lounge and the Earth Sciences Museum.
This project was completed in association with Shore Tilbe Irwin + Partners and Teeple Architects.