At the Lassonde School of Engineering, we believe whole-heartedly in the maxim – Students First! From its inception, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has been envisioned as a student-centric building. The Centre will act as a hub for entrepreneurial and creative activity on campus, a place where students from all disciplines can come together to collaborate and create.
As you enter the building from Campus walk, the Lassonde Student Services and Welcome Centre is found next to an open reception area. Walking south towards the cafe and exhibition space, there are dedicated rooms and meeting spaces for student clubs.
The entire building is focused on making and creating. The large student workshops in the lower level have immediate access to the Innovation Plaza. Design Commons on level 2, provides the opportunity to work with traditional hand tools and the latest technologies in additive manufacturing.
How many lecture halls are there in the Bergeron Centre? Zero. All of our classrooms are active learning labs, where students will investigate problems in groups and work with instructors and peers on real world issues.
ACTIVE LEARNING LABS
At the heart of 'The Rock' on the south side of the Bergeron Centre, Innovation Plaza will serve as a hub for creative innovation. Student workshops and garage bays will be connected to the external forecourt.
Zero. That's the number of lecture halls in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. Our classrooms will be alive with debate, investigation and problem solving.
Design, prototype, test, iterate. Design Commons will be a space like no other on campus. A flexible studio space will house workbenches, meeting rooms and 3D printers.
Social spaces, large and small, can be found on every floor of the Bergeron Centre. The building has been designed to encourage interaction and collaborations. Our 120 seat cafe space on Level 1 overlooks Innovation Plaza and collaborative benches or quiet nooks can be found throughout the building.
167,500 square feet over 5 floors, with a strong focus on student needs and activities. Level 0 houses the high bay lab and Civil Engineering teaching facilities. Level 1 provides student clubs, student services, the orientation room and the cafe space. Level 2 is highlighted by Design Commons and three active learning classrooms. Level 3 provides teaching space for Electrical Engineering and Level 4 houses Mechanical Engineering, another active learning classroom and social spaces.