Queen's University, Integrated Learning Centre
Bregman + Hamann Architects
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The 80,000 sq.ft. facility combined a new learning centre and an engineering lab that positioned Queen’s as a leader in engineering education worldwide. Its facilities are leading edge with a non-conventional studio and team-based environment that covers the many facets of engineering practice, including simulation, design, manufacture and presentation.
Leading Edge Facility
The University’s Faculty of Applied Science has combined this facility and a fundamentally restructured curriculum to position Queen’s as a worldwide leader in engineering education. Located in Kingston, Beamish-Munro Hall is the home of the Integrated Learning Centre - a leading-edge facility with a nonconventional studio and team-based environment. Active Learning Resources and Project Areas are only two examples of the many types of facilities featured. As a “Live Building,” sensors throughout allow students to study, monitor and manipulate data generated from the building systems.
Live Building Features
The project has received a “4 Green Leafs” BREEAM/Green Leaf program for its eco-efficiency. Beamish-Munro Hall has also been selected by the Canada Green Building Council as one of three Canadian projects to represent Canada at the 2005
Beamish-Munro Hall received a 2005 Award of Excellence in the Innovation in Architecture category from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The project was also featured in the January 2005 issue of Canadian Architect. An online version of the article is available.