McMaster approves plans to construct Living Learning Centre

June 17, 2015

McMaster University has approved plans to construct a 12-storey, $118 M “Living Learning Centre.” The multipurpose building will include eight floors of student housing as well as classrooms, informal study spaces, and student services. McMaster Dean of Students Sean Van Koughnett said that multipurpose buildings provide “a greater ability to form a better community … rather than having silos around campus.” The classroom spaces will feature a flexible layout to encourage group work and collaboration between students. In addition, the building will provide a new home for the student wellness centre and student accessibility services, bringing them out of the basement of McMaster’s student centre. McMaster expects the building to be completed by September 2019. Hamilton Spectator