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Project Specs
Completion date:

2008

Size:

10,000 sq ft

Budget:

$4.7 million

Recognition:

2010 Winnipeg Accessibility Award; 2014 Masonry Design Award of Merit

University of Manitoba Welcome Centre:

By virtue of its highly visible location on a prominent intersection at the University of Manitobas Fort Garry Campus, and the architecturally interesting geometry of the  building itself, the Welcome Centre becomes, not only the welcoming gateway and entrance to the campus but, also a way-finding landmark.

The public components of this facility – the Visitor Reception and Information Services – are clearly visible within the transparency of the building and reflected in the more introspective and solid components of the design, are the offices for both Campus Parking and Security Services.

In addition to creatively solving this atypical mix of uses, the Welcome Centre also satisfies a number technically demanding mandates, including provision for the main signal receiving centre for the campus and Crisis Command Centre.

Winner of the 2010 Winnipeg Accessibility Award which celebrates the Spirit of Universal Design through the creation and design of welcoming and inclusive environments.