Centennial to construct zero-carbon, mass timber building inspired by Indigenous concept

February 24, 2020

Centennial College has announced the construction of a new building that will embody the school's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and sustainable design. To be created in partnership with EllisDon, DIALOG, and Smoke Architecture, the new building is described by Centennial as "the first zero-carbon, mass timber higher-education building in the country." The building design will be based on the Indigenous concept of "two-eyed seeing," or viewing the world through the lens of Indigenous knowledge and the lens of western knowledge. “We wanted to raise the bar for future post-secondary projects,” said Centennial President Craig Stephenson. “At Centennial we view sustainability, inclusivity and Indigeneity as wholly interconnected ideas and we wanted a building that demonstrates that crucial relationship.”  Centennial  (ON)