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Wilfrid Laurier University,The Global Innovation ExchangeLazaridis Hall
Wilfrid Laurier University,The Global Innovation ExchangeLazaridis Hall Wilfrid Laurier University,The Global Innovation ExchangeLazaridis Hall Wilfrid Laurier University,The Global Innovation ExchangeLazaridis Hall

LEED Gold

Wilfrid Laurier University,
The Global Innovation Exchange
Lazaridis Hall

Waterloo, Ontario

Client

Wilfrid Laurier University

Architect

Diamond and Schmitt Architects

Project Completion Date

April, 2017

Type of Contract

Lump Sum

Project Value

$75,140,000

Description

The Global Innovation Exchange building project consisted of approximately 21,000 m2 of new construction located at 64 University Avenue West in Waterloo, Ontario.  This academic building's construction included a 1,000 seat auditorium, lecture halls, computer laboratories, faculty offices, a central atrium, and café and was recently commemorated Lazaridis Hall.  The four storey building was built with a reinforced concrete structure including large structural steel components and a penthouse.  Cantilevered elements were supported by 2 storey wide flange steel trusses and welded wide flange beams.

Lazaridis Hall achieved LEED Gold standards.  The building included sprinkler, fire alarm, security, audiovisual equipment, data, and voice communication systems.  Electrical work included state of the art lighting and control systems.  The mechanical work included a standalone, central plant for heating and cooling.  Mechanical systems were chosen for energy efficiency and included: in-slab (heat and cool) hydronic systems, chilled beam cooling systems, displacement ventilation systems, and variable air volume systems.  Rainwater is collected and recycled for irrigation and as a grey water system.  The project included a fully digital building automation system that is interfaced to the WLU central campus system.  Related underground utility and civil works included building servicing and construction of an on-site parking lot for approximately 120 vehicles.  The 1.54HA site area also included landscaping.