A long-term vision for Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design (FED) is set to become a reality, with the construction of an all-new Engineering Design Centre having recently begun on campus.
The $16-million, 25,000-square-foot facility will connect to Carleton’s existing Mackenzie Building on Library Road and will provide dedicated space for undergraduate students as they collaborate on fourth-year Capstone design projects.
Designed in a joint venture by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects, the three-storey structure will feature a maker space, design studios, workshop bays, central atrium and meeting and lounge spaces.
“The best learning environments inherently combine both theory and practice,” said FED Dean Larry Kostiuk. “By investing in this newly-established space for hands-on education, we look to expand Carleton’s longstanding…