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Georgian College ATIRC

Barrie, Ontario

High Tech Campus Expansion

The three-storey expansion to the Advanced Technologies, Innovations, and
Research Centre (ATIRC) is the centerpiece of Georgian’s Barrie Campus.
The building design focuses on a 3-storey central hall that connects the many
labs, collaboration facilities, lounges, study spaces and classrooms with views of the campus. The building is connected to adjacent campus buildings via a second storey link that provides further collaboration possibilities with other
departments. The building cladding is comprised of a metal sandwich panel
assembly, in a pattern and colour that mimics the design of an electrical circuitboard.
Sustainable building construction and energy efficiency principles are
incorporated throughout the new facility including, rooftop solar panels, a
micro-grid display room, building automation control system, geothermal ground source heating and cooling, and LED lighting.

Photo credit: Teeple Architects


Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson, Aegis Engineering, Teeple Architects, Tacoma Engineers, E-Lumen International Inc., Fluent Engineering



Project Duration

January 2017 - September 2018


86,000 sq ft



Project Type

Public Tender


Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology