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Carleton University $48M business school building gets approved

The sustainable design was led by Hariri Pontarini Architects, and construction is expected to begin in 2018 with the building opening in 2020.


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Rendering of the Nicol Building (source: Carleton University)

Carleton University’s Board of Governors has officially approved construction of a $48-million home for the Sprott School of Business.

The 100,000-sq.-ft. Nicol Building will be named in honour of Ottawa entrepreneur and Carleton alumnus the late Wesley Nicol, who donated $10-million in 2014 to kick-start funding for the new building.

The facility will provide learning environments and collaborative community spaces in the heart of the campus.

The sustainable design by Hariri Pontarini Architects in Toronto was completed last month.

“This new facility will provide an inspiring learning environment as well as collaborative spaces that reflect those things that make our community and the Sprott student experience unique,’’  said Linda Schweitzer, interim Dean of the Sprott School of Business, in a media release from the University.

Construction is expected to begin in 2018 with the building opening in 2020.

Mechanical/electrical consultant: Chorley + Bisset 

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Rendering of the Nicol Building’s interior (source: Carleton University)