CapU Lonsdale

Bringing the outdoors inside

Education, Office & Workplace

Capilano University wanted to create something special with its new urban campus, known as CapU Lonsdale. The space had to support a progressive learning environment; be flexible and multi-functional; and be accessible to and a part of the local community. It also had to create its own unique identity while still connecting back to the main campus. A discovery and analysis process gave rise to a novel concept that would bridge the two locations: if the Lonsdale campus wasn’t going to be in the forest, why not bring the forest into the space? The Interior Design team chose to do that by exploring the metaphorical connection and experiences between a journey through education and an adventure in the nearby forest.

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Location
North Vancouver, BC
Client
Capilano University
Completion
2020
Collaborators

Turner Construction
WSP
Coastal Integrated Solutions

DIALOG Services

Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering

The Team

The CapU Lonsdale floorplan shows how the space illustrates the concept of a journey through the forest.

Awards

2021 VODA – Merit, Innovation in Institutional/Educational/Civic DesignInterior Designers of Canada