Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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SITE: Information Technology Building
University of Ottawa

IKOY Architects

Ottawa, Ontario


About the building:

This is the Information Technology Building at the University of Ottawa designed by IKOY Architects. I worked with Ron Keenberg of IKOY when I first started teaching full time at the School of Architecture at Waterloo in the late 1980s. This building exhibits many of the characteristics that Ron was professing at that time. Exposed/enhanced structural detail is used to create the character of the structure and building. The primary colour palette is reminiscent of earlier IKOY buildings such as the Automotive teaching facility in Winnipeg and the Recreation Centre in Saskatchewan.

for more information and images of IKOY buildings, go to http://www.ikoy.com

Concrete and glass facade facing the bus route.
Behind this glazed facade is the full height atrium space that contains the student cafeteria.

Rear side of the building with the primary student entrance.
Extended steel roof structure that forms the entrance "canopy".
End view of building highlighting the exposed vertical transporation systems and ductwork.
Close up of end view of building.

Interior of main student entrance looking up at the steel roof structure that radiates from the central concrete column.
Views looking up and down the main staircase at the student entrance side of the building.
Glazed undulating curved entry wall beside the Information Technology Library.
View into the library of the future.
Looking up towards the ceiling in the full height atrium space at the street side of the building.
Interior of atrium.
Looking down from the stair landing onto the cafeteria space below in the atrium.
View up the 4 storey staircase in the main atrium.
Detail of profiled perforated metal cladding in interior of building.
View down the corridor that leads to the Library.

The images on this site have been taken for use in my teaching. They may be copied for educational purposes. Please give credit. These images may not be reproduced commercially without written consent.


last updated March 8, 2008