Algonquin College Robert C. Gillett Student Commons

Ottawa, ON

Client:

PCL Constructors Canada / IBI Group / Teeple Architects

Summary

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