Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering School (RCEME)

Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario

2011 -

Serving as the central training facility for all Canadian Armed Forces mechanical and electrical engineers, this 140,000 square foot building will include traditional classrooms alongside highly specialized workshops where students will learn to maintain and repair a wide variety of equipment and vehicle types. Materially the building is conceived as a grouping of five program volumes offset from one another to create interstitial circulation zones and lobbies. Each box is clad white fibre cement panels, while the entire complex is wrapped in an outer layer of anodized aluminum standing seam panels which is notched and held back at various points to 'reveal' the panelized volumes beneath.