Teeple Architects Inc.
Teeple Architects Inc. was selected from amongst 23 firms following a competitive process, as the architectural firm that will bring the vision of this important new building on Trent’s Symons Campus in Peterborough to life.
“We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the proposals we received. There is clearly strong interest in Trent and this particular project, especially with its location next to Trent’s iconic Bata Library,” said Julie Davis, vice president of External Relations and Advancement, who chaired the selection committee. “Teeple demonstrated a strong understanding of the importance of getting the architecture of the Student Centre right. With its central location on campus, this building needs to impress from every direction, while at the same time blend into and showcase the natural environment and other unique and award-winning architecture around it.”
Founded in 1989, Teeple Architects Inc. has built a reputation for innovative design, technical excellence and exceptional service through a broad range of institutional projects, including more than 24 projects for Canadian post-secondary institutions. Of these projects – which have included multiple Student Centres – the firm has demonstrated a commitment to crafting design solutions in which the architectural concept is intimately linked to its specific context, day-to-day use and inhabitation. In recent years, Teeple Architects has become renowned for its innovative and efficient approaches to sustainability as well as to construction in existing campus settings. The work of the firm has been recognized with major awards on the national and international levels – including a prestigious International Holcim Award for Sustainable Design and 6 Governor General’s Medals for Architecture, two of which were awarded for Teeple’s previous work at Trent University: the Trent Childcare Centre (1993) and the Chemical Sciences Building (2004).
“The Student Centre is a key building for the future of Trent – an opportunity of immense significance that must not be missed. We are incredibly excited to be working with the University to create a place that students can call home – a space that is deeply rooted in its natural and built environment yet looks to the future, addressing new ways to think about how students interact and learn.”
- Stephen Teeple, Design Principal
Langara Library at sunset by Teeple Architects Inc.
Langara Library interior by Teeple Architects Inc.
Algonquin College exterior by Teeple Architects Inc.