Student Centre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1993)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Student Centre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1993)


circa 1993

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 72 drawings (including 10 reprographic copies)
    4 paintings
    1 photographic material
    1 model
Scope and content:
This project series documents a competition entry for the University of Waterloo Student Centre in Waterloo, Ontario in 1993. The project number assigned by the office is unidentifiable.
This project proposed a two-storey building composed of rectangular spaces, a round central rotunda, four courtyards and terraces on the roof and sides. The building's exterior would be clad in split-faced limestone with a copper roof, wood doors and windows, and glazed walls comprising the top floor of the rotunda. Inside the rotunda would be cafe seating and information areas on the main floor and more casual reading and lounging spaces on the second level which were open to below. The main focus of the design was its relationship to the four courtyards, including a central courtyard at the building's centre that had bleachers overlooking it from above. Areas for a gym, bomb shelter and student government were also included. This was not the winning competition entry and the project was eventually realized by Cravit Ortved Architects.
The project is recorded through drawings, presentation paintings, an aerial photograph and model dating from around 1993. The drawings are mostly originals of sketches, presentation drawings, plans, elevations and perspectives.
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Materials in this project series were arranged based on the classification scheme of the office, and some were arranged by material type.

Waterloo Ontario Canada


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