// arthitectural / University
  • Since 1971, the Old Main building has been at the heart of campus life at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC, housing classrooms, offices, art galleries and workshops. In 2011, the school brought in Diamond Schmitt Architects to oversee an expansion of the building, adding over 40,000 square feet of learning space, and providing […]


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  • Purpose In the context of historic piecemeal development, the need to address the campus as a whole was recognised. This was then enabled by the production of a masterplan in 2007. Originating as a standalone student centre, the concept was developed to more fundamentally and visibly connect the existing campus, and in doing so provide […]


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‘A home of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial activity that will be essential to the city’s regeneration’ – that was the aim of the dynamic new University of Wales, Newport – City Centre Campus, in the UK. The building design uses the characteristics of the site, a narrow strip of land adjacent to the river and in close proximity […]


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