Profile Type: Schools & Universities Location: Moncton, New Brunswick
Crandall University, having outgrown its original academic facility, doubled their teaching, administrative, and communal space with the creation of a delightfully bright and inviting addition, Stultz Hall.
Consistent with the established campus plan, Stultz Hall is placed to the north of the original academic building, Murray Hall, creating a secluded garden courtyard. Its’ plan is simply organized by a north-south gallery which divides the public spaces from the semi-private classroom core and the private administration spaces on the east side. The entry pavilion, crowned by a new campus chapel, immediately opens to the café and large seating areas with expansive glazing facing due west. Clerestories above the gallery punches daylight deep into the building’s interior. Glare is controlled by the strategic use of Solera panels.
The new facility is registered as a Green Globes project, as well as participating in Efficiency NB’s Smart Start program. Features include a durable, high-performance building enclosure and thermal storage tanks (painted “Candy Apple Red” and showcased from the Student Centre) to store excess energy for later use by the heat pump loop. Almost 70% of artificial lighting is controlled by sensors. The entire floor finish (7400 m²) is polished concrete.