Heritage stone structure with a modern glass addition

Queens University Mitchell Hall Innovation and Wellness Centre wins National Heritage Award

Queen’s University’s Mitchell Hall Innovation and Wellness Centre has won a National Heritage Award of Merit in Conservation: Engineering category, by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. The award celebrates projects that demonstrate excellence in preservation, restoration and conservation work. The design promotes Queen’s commitment to the health and engagement of its students while celebrating Kingston’s rich architectural heritage.

Completed in Association with CS&P, and engineered by RJC, Mitchell Hall is an expansion and adaptation of an original 1930s limestone building in the heart of Queen’s campus. The project delivers a student wellness centre that integrates recreation, athletic, wellness, and educational facilities in one interconnected building. The light-filled addition flanks the existing structure without compromising the original character, aligning to the rhythm of the existing architecture, and connecting to it with modernized yet harmonious detailing. The work also includes a rehabilitation of the exterior cladding, glazing, and roofing, to comply with current energy code requirements as well as to ensure minimal operating costs and environmental impact.

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