Plans to renovate the largest classroom facility on campus.
A four million dollar upgrade will take place at one of the busiest places on campus over the next two summers. The Robert N. Thompson Building and Stanley Nelson Centre has been serving Trinity Western University students since 1980. Originally housing the Aviation and Business faculties, the 23,800 square foot structure had an East Wing built in 2003, adding 18,330 square feet of space. Besides minor renovations, the RNT/SNC’s building envelope has remained unchanged.
According to Associate Provost Sheldon Loeppky, the renovation process will take place in two phases. Construction in Phase One includes a complete electrical Site Service upgrade, demolition of the atrium slab and exterior walls, modification in the Stanley Nelson Centre for a new second floor entry, installation of new stairs and an elevator pit. Phase Two consists of building a ramp and new fire door connection to the atrium, a complete seismic upgrade, constructing new roof overhangs and skylights, insulating the facility, installing new washrooms, and completing the exterior.
Not only will these major modifications unify the architecture of the two buildings, but they will also stop further water penetration, repair external deterioration, make seismic and electrical upgrades, and improve accessibility.