Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre wins prestigious design award from the American Institute of Architects

 

Peterborough ON – (April 25, 2018) – Fleming College’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) has been selected to receive an Education Facility Design Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education.

The KTTC was one of 10 schools and learning spaces to receive the award in 2018, and was the only Canadian project to be selected. Eight of the ten buildings are in the United States while the other is located in China.

Designed by Perkins+Will, the KTTC opened in September 2014. The building houses trades and technology programs including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding and heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as programs such as Graphic Design – Visual Communication.

“The 87,000-square-foot Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming College brings together theoretical teaching and applied learning in a dynamic new environment that emphasizes program visibility, technology and collaborative learning. Connected to the existing main social and academic building, the KTTC houses SMART classrooms, faculty offices and administrative spaces, as well as teaching workshops, and bulk project storage,” states the project summary. The building is also pursuing LEED Gold Certification with targeted reductions in energy and water use.

“The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is a beautiful, light-filled space that, we believe, has attracted more non-traditional students to the trades,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Trades and Technology, Fleming College. “The flexible, multi-disciplinary design of the learning spaces allows for better integration of the trades, similar to a real-world work site, and ensures students are prepared to work in all types of settings whether it’s residential, industrial or commercial.”

For more information on Perkins+Will, visit: https://ca.perkinswill.com/.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.

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To view the full list of award recipients, visit: http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/?a=AIA%20CAE%20Education%20Facility%20Design%20Awards

 

For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370