Category: Recent Work
Architect: DIALOG with Busby Perkins + Will
Owner/Client: University of Calgary
Structural Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd
Mechanical Engineer: DIALOG
Electrical Engineer: SMP Consulting Electrical Engineers
Contractor: Ellis Don Construction
Energy. Environment. Experiential Learning (EEEL) is a five storey, 24,531 m2 undergraduate teaching facility that allows students to learn in an experiential and hands-on environment. Placing an emphasis on informal learning, the building centers around a 'social stair' that facilitates interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration. 'Science on display' undergraduate classrooms and labs that are fully glazed to the corridor beyond encourage curiosity and engage passersby. The project incorporates a number of solar control strategies, such as sculpted aluminum spandrel panels that act as solar collectors, and solar shutters that track the sun to provide fully day-lit interior spaces.