The one-of-a-kind 40,000 ft2 Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is a state-of-the-art two-storey building built in place of the former Nickel Arts Museum building. The new building design maximizes natural light and incorporates the most advanced learning technology, as well as concepts of flexibility, which allow for walls, floors and furniture to be adapted to the learning needs of those using the space.
Meeting rooms in the main atrium are “pods”, which are wood cubes suspended from the ceiling. In addition to the pods, high vaulted ceilings, open spaces and use of glass throughout the building creates a light and airy feel. Acoustic millwork throughout the building promotes sound attenuation in the open spaces
The project achieved occupancy and the building was turned over to the University of Calgary several months ahead of schedule. This project will be LEED Gold certified at minimum.