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Camosun Centre for Trades Education and Innovation

This 78,600 sq. ft LEED Gold Certified facility houses the Centre for Trades Education and Innovation at Camosun College which provides a state-of-the-art expanded space for marine technology trades as well as mechanical trades. The main atrium was designed and built to create a common student space that is open to everyone on campus. Careful planning was required to lift the large wood truss featured in the atrium, which successfully reflects the design inspiration of a ship hull related to the marine technologies.
Insulated metal panels were used for most of the building, but also substantial transparent panels allowing for natural light into the building. In addition to this, storm water retention, location within the campus, and other energy conservation initiatives qualified this as a LEED Gold Certified building.