University of Guelph Superbuild

The Classroom Complex

 

Live View
Daily View

Now under construction in the heart of the University of Guelph campus, adjoining Branion Plaza, the Classroom Complex is the first phase in one of the biggest construction projects in the University's history -- a Classroom Complex and Science Complex totalling over 400,000 square feet of new facilities.

 

Classroom Complex Elevations
Elevations

Designed by Robbie/Young+Wright Architects Inc., the Classroom Complex will be a hub of teaching and learning for students from all colleges and disciplines: the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, veterinary medicine, agri-food and the biological and physical sciences.

 

Classroom Complex Site Map
Site Map

Located on a site previously occupied by the campus' east barns, the new building will feature a walkway that will greatly enhance the pedestrian nature of Branion Plaza. The Complex will also provide the plaza with a structure that recognizes the historical importance and architectural heritage of surrounding buildings such as Zavitz Hall, Day Hall and the Bullring.

 

Classroom Complex Auditorium
Auditorium

The Classroom Complex will consist of four lecture halls of 600, 400, 200 and 120 seats, as well as one 60-seat, one 40-seat, and three 30-seat classrooms.

 

Classroom Complex Lobby
Lobby

In building the Complex, the University will reuse some materials salvaged from the east barns, including original foundation stones and wooden beams.

 

Classroom Complex First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Classroom Complex Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

It will accommodate 1,530 students in leading edge facilities, consisting of modern classrooms with computer-based multimedia equipment for the delivery of technology-assisted courses. Some of the planned features of the facility are:

  • Video conferencing

  • Electronic white board

  • State of the art presentation capabilities