Fanshawe College - Innovation Village (Phases 1, 2, & 3)

Fanshawe College – Innovation Village (Phases 1, 2, & 3)

Category: Educational & Recreational

Client: Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Consultant: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Location: London, ON

Innovation Village Phase 1 and 2 is a modernization and redevelopment within existing L and F Buildings, into an innovation centre and learning commons to support its future-focused teaching and learning strategies. Some key features of the 55,000-square-foot facility include:

  • Open access collaboration spaces;
  • Entrepreneurial support services;
  • Large group assembly / presentation spaces
  • Maker and project spaces;
  • Rejuvenated homework (computer) labs;
  • Visualization (AR/VR) labs;
  • Individual and group study spaces;
  • Research, teaching and learning, and technical support services;
  • Indigenous Spirit Assembly space;
  • Circulation, collections, training workshop, study facilities & archival spaces;
  • Connecting links throughout;
  • Two storey vertical folding partition wall systems;
  • Modular vegetated roofing systems;
  • Mass timber construction

Innovation Village Phase 3 involves the partial demolition and replacement of the Student Union Building (SUB). Some key features of the 57,000-square-foot facility include:

  • A new Forwell Hall;
  • Food services;
  • Hair salon;
  • Student study spaces;
  • Idea marketplace (studios, presentation, conference and event agora spaces);
  • Shelled spaces for future classroom expansion;
  • Connecting link;
  • Mass timber construction;
  • Photovoltaic wall cladding;