Algonquin College Robert C. Gillett Student Commons

110,000-sq. ft., LEED Gold certified, $42M student commons

  • Facility includes 700-seat auditorium, event venue, student spaces, and food services
  • Design incorporated the use of daylighting, operable windows, and renewable energy technologies.
  • Use of drought-resistant vegetation, coupled with a best-practice drainage plan, minimized the need for irrigation
  • Roofing and walkway materials with a high solar reflective index mitigated urban heat island effect


  • LEED and energy efficiency consulting
  • building envelope consulting
  • LEED durable building consulting