Western honoured for building excellence and innovation

February 14, 2014

Western nabbed two of nine top honours last week at the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards.

The Richard Ivey Building won in the Institutional education category. Judges said the building was selected for “the architect’s use and combination of natural stone, glass, copper and wood with natural light. Its formidable, yet humble, presence gives the old collegiate feel a long-term legacy that is built for the ages.”

The Wind Engineering Energy & Environment Dome (WindEEE) won in the Industrial Technology category. Judges said the building was selected “based on its world-leading global testing facility, which is unique worldwide. ... Its unique function proved a challenging construction – a problem well solved.”

Announced on Feb. 4 at the London Club, the Don Smith Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in commercial building in london. Western’s entries were among 20 judged on environmentally sensitivity, design and innovation and accomplishment of a developmental need.

Source: Western News