Algonquin College Robert C. Gillett Student Commons

Ottawa, ON


PCL Constructors Canada / IBI Group / Teeple Architects


Novus was retained by PCL Constructors Canada to provide acoustical design and regulatory permitting services for the new student commons building at Algonquin College.  The new building includes a 700-seat auditorium, new spaces for student services such as Counselling Services, the Centre for Students with Disabilities, the Mamidosewin Aboriginal Student Centre, faculty and student offices and a large atrium/lounge space.

Novus’ contribution to the design included consultation related to:

  • Partition design for speech privacy
  • Control of noise from building services
  • Auditorium acoustics
  • Regulatory permitting related to noise and air quality