NAIT HP Centre for Information and Communications Technology
High on Tech
A state-of-the-art facility designed for state-of-the-art learning
- Lunch and learn
Comprised of 20 IT classrooms, 56 computer labs, a computer commons, wireless video conference spaces, an innovation centre and a food court.
- For bright ideas
Organized around a three-storey interconnected and naturally lit internal street. Natural day lighting is featured through the use of atria, clerestories, and light monitors. The entire 3 storey Computer Common is entirely lit with natural daylight without any glare on the 120 computer screens. All major public corridors and the food service area are also naturally lit. All student lounges and classrooms use diffused northern light to allow use of laptops without glare problems. All artificial lighting throughout the facility is controlled by photocells.
- Campus connections
The HP Centre is linked to the west part of the main campus by an enclosed, second-floor pedestrian bridge. This is part of linking important components of the campus together, and a significant step in NAIT’s master plan.
- Lasting relationships
Green features in the facility include a high performance building envelope, heat recovery from exhaust air, and solar shading.
- Project facts
Size: 22,000 sq. m./ 237,000 sq. ft.
Cost : $39 Million
Collaborators: Walters Chambers, Hemisphere, RMC, and Stantec
Builder: PCL/ Maxam
Client: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Achievements & Awards
Presidential Award, Alberta Masonry Design Awards
Institutional Award, Interior Designers of Alberta