Fanshawe College Centre of Applied Transportation Technology


Category: EDUCATIONAL
Client: Fanshawe College
Architect: Tillmann Ruth Mocellin Inc.

The finished building has a gross area of approximately 148,000 square feet (13,800 sm) comprised of 16 classrooms, 13 labs and 7 shops as well as necessary support spaces. Also included is Office space for the newly-renamed School of Transportation Technology (formerly, School of Motive Power Technology), as well as a servery/cafeteria and several student lounges.

In addition to state-of-the-art equipment and learning tools, the facility features a variety of exciting green innovations, including:

  • Vegetated green roof system over shop areas
  • Storm water reclamation for toilet flushing and site irrigation
  • Solar hot water preheating
  • Solar powered GPS tracking skylights for natural day lighting in the auto shop
  • Natural day lighting
  • Passive solar shading
  • Enhanced thermal protection
  • Occupancy and daylight sensors, VSD’s, energy efficient lighting and enhanced building automation systems
  • Many low/no VOC materials and finishes
  • Other environmental/sustainability initiatives and materials

The College received funding from the Government of Ontario and from the federal government’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP), which was created to fund “shovel-ready” projects at colleges and universities.