Welcome Centre

University of Windsor, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    University of Windsor

  • Location

    Windsor, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2015

  • Size

    18,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

The design of the new Welcome Centre for the University of Windsor establishes a focal point to activate and encourage connections between the University campus and its surrounding community. Welcoming a broad range of visitors for a variety of functions, the two-storey Centre offers a comfortable and flexible environment characterized by natural light and generous views of its surroundings. 


The building, a dynamic gateway pavilion visible from every angle and accessible from multiple campus routes, is the front door and address for the entire University -  a beacon for students, faculty, and visitors. Inside, the ribbon-shaped second floor contained within semi-transparent glass building offers expansive views of the surrounding campus. Located at the southern edge of campus, at the corner of Wyandotte Street and Patricia Avenue, the 18,000 square foot building will also house administrative departments for admissions and alumni affairs in a collaborative work setting.

Project Facts

  • Client

    University of Windsor

  • Location

    Windsor, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2015

  • Size

    18,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

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The building will act as a beacon within the landscape and form a lively backdrop for campus activities.

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The building will act as a beacon within the landscape and form a lively backdrop for campus activities.

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Stepping inside the building, the ground level constitutes a welcoming lobby and forum; from the outside, the Centre will be easily identified by a gently arcing ribbon of milky glass weaving around the site.

Stepping inside the building, the ground level constitutes a welcoming lobby and forum; from the outside, the Centre will be easily identified by a gently arcing ribbon of milky glass weaving around the site.

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