Isttaniokaksini | Science Commons University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Date: Week 2: 1-5 February

Synopsis

Isttaniokaksini, the Blackfoot name bestowed on the new Science Commons Building for transdisciplinary science at the University of Lethbridge, means deep knowledge and awareness growing out of the unknown. The new 32,600 s.m. collaborative science facility is sited in the iconic coulee landscape adjacent to University Hall, one of Arthur Erickson’s most iconic works. The project fulfills Erickson’s original vision for a connected campus, establishes leadership in the emerging field of transdisciplinary science and sets an exemplar for climate-responsive, low-carbon science research buildings. While the core driver was to embody the University’s ethos of pragmatism with a highly flexible and efficient structure, the design respects the legacy of Erickson’s intersection of landscape and architecture and protects the long-term viability of University Hall.

Isttaniokaksini, the Blackfoot name bestowed on the new Science Commons Building for transdisciplinary science at the University of Lethbridge, means deep knowledge and awareness growing out of the unknown. The new 32,600 s.m. collaborative science facility is sited in the iconic coulee landscape adjacent to University Hall, one of noted Canadian architect Arthur Erickson’s, most iconic works.

The architecture of Isttaniokaksin/ Science Commons realizes the vision to create the most advanced science building in Canada—an incubator for transdisciplinary discovery. Planned for many generations into the future, the design creates a highly sustainable, flexible, and supportive platform to discover solutions to the challenges facing humanity, nature and the universe.

Stantec | KPMB

Speaker

Chair

  • Aaron Taylor Principal, Business Development and Education Leader - Stantec

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