Red brick and blue glass building at end of grassy quad.

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)

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Gracefully stretching across the north end of the main quad, the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) is an era-defining landmark. Its bright and airy architecture encourages cross-pollination of ideas and disciplines. Its builders wove red brick and glass with daylight and air to house laboratories, offices and classrooms.

Built on an infill site and replacing part of the old physics building, CCIS actually expanded available green space by placing its main auditoria underground. Innovations bring daylight into the building while heating and cooling efficiently. The ground floor features a stunning Terrazo Tile mosaic created by the artist Scott Parsons who received the 2011 Project of the Year Award by the Tile & Marble Association of Canada.

News & Stories

CCIS Awarded LEED Silver
CCIS earns certification for high performance in human and environmental health.

Faces of Sustainability: CCIS
Gregory Taylor, Dean of Science shares why it's important that CCIS has so many sustainability features.

Collaboration and Innovation
Lockerbie and Hole Contracting dive into the technical aspects to building CCIS.

Learning To Fly
Scott Parsons explains the artistry behind his award-winning terrazzo floor.


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