College of New Caledonia Technical Education Centre Quesnel

Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Type Learn
Size 28,000 SF
Awards RAIC Governor General’s Medal
BC Masonry Award of Excellence

Quesnel Technical Education Centre was completed in 2011 and is LEED® Gold certified. The project involved full service design, including integrated architecture and interior design, graphics and wayfinding. The building program includes workshops, classrooms, and laboratories. The new facility connects to the existing campus building with elements clearly articulated to express their use, and modulated to ensure flexibility. Material selection is intentionally industrial and appropriate to its purpose with local wood products being showcased in public areas. These projects highlight our interest and ability to explore economic solutions, while still achieving sustainable goals and a high level of design. The new building, heated by clean geo-thermal energy, provided more than double the number of spaces available for trades and technical training. Programs offered include welding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and horticulture.

This project was completed by omb's predecessor firm McFarlane | Green | Biggar Architecture + Design.

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