By Lethbridge Herald on June 25, 2015.
The University of Lethbridge board of governors recently approved the schematic design for the Destination Project, clearing the way for the transformational project to progress to its next stage â€“ design development.
In October 2014, the board approved a design concept (The Hub), allowing for the Destination Project to advance to the schematic design phase. Since that time, more than 60 stakeholders, involving more than 200 hours of input, have been involved in developing the building floor plate and integrating the research and teaching needs for all the major program areas.
The Project Steering Committee was guided by a transdisciplinary research theme, and through the concept of developing large, shared research labs, the project continues to take shape.
An interactive, life-size mock-up of a teaching and lab area was constructed with the help of the Faculty of Fine Arts, transforming the University Hall Atrium into a space that is reflective of the vision of the project. For the past month, the University community has been able to tour the mock-up and offer feedback.
The next four months will see a room-by-room analysis of every individual space in the new building â€“ the Design Development phase.
For further information on the Destination Project, visit: http://www.destinationproject.ca/.
For a feature video on the project, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiAMSg2p9QE.
Read more in tomorrow’s print edition of The Herald