NAIT Spartan Centre and Petro-Canada Centre
Two centres of excellence meet in the middle to deliver hands-on apprenticeship training
- Heavy duty
Designed to accommodate equipment and technology-intensive apprenticeship programs including Millwright and Instrumentation.
- Nerve centre
A naturally lit central atrium forms the facility's spine and features a cafeteria, social spaces, and building services. The atrium is aligned with the campus’ major east-west pedestrian axis.
- Public engagement
Corridors, circulation and social spaces are also situated around the glazed building perimeter, connecting the school to public spaces outside.
- Hot corners
Well-windowed demonstration labs and shops anchor the building’s corners.
- Industrial aesthetic
Exposed building elements and discreet finishes define the interior design approach.
- Project facts
Size: 9,730 sq. m./ 104,730 sq. ft. on three storeys
Cost : $25.7 Million
Collaborators: Walters Chambers & Associates, Stantec Electrical, Hemisphere Engineering, RMC
Builder: Stuart Olsen
Client: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Achievements & Awards
Silver – Institutional, Interior Designers of Alberta
Award of Merit, Prairie Design Awards
Presidential Award, Alberta Masonry Design Awards