Huron University College Dining Hall
Possibilities created from a more lively shared space
Design for an unintrusive renewal of a university's aging building systems with a focus on universal accessibility
The project involved disentangling decades of additions, to create a clear sense of entry and way-finding for the campus as a whole. The design of a new Learning Commons will fundamentally change the relation of the Library to its surrounding context, and will create much needed support for the library program, its staff and students.
Review of existing conditions, design study, code review and coordination.
We designed individual components of the project to reduce disruption wherever possible, and to assist in renewing the University’s aging building systems.
“We are very pleased with the careful and diligent initial work that John MacDonald Architect has brought to the early planning and design process. Their Project Launch and Information Reporting management systems have created clear objectives and stakeholder understanding for the project, and we are excited by the design possibilities that are taking shape. John, Matthew, and the JMA staff are careful listeners, and their organized approach to the work has helped us to understand the complexities of the undertaking. JMA enjoys our full confidence, and we look forward to the journey ahead.”
— Neil Carruthers