Back to School: Ashbury Collage Centre for Science and Innovation

Despite the challenges this year has brought to education, Ashbury College has much to celebrate with the opening of their new Centre for Science and Innovation. The centre officially opened in September. Students will now be able to experience the state-of-the-art facility which houses university level labs, an innovation classroom and media lab, terrarium and touch-down workspaces. With the addition of this new facility, Ashbury aims to further encourage students to be inventive, while providing them with a foundation to learn and discover to their highest capability.

Photos by Gordon King

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The Art of the Possible: MCROBIE Envisions the Ottawa Gatineau Transit Loop and a Wellington Transformation

We’ve been working with a group called Supporters of the Loop, who are proposing a streetcar loop to connect Ottawa and Gatineau’s rapid transit systems. This contingent of business groups, community leaders and former mayors is calling on governments and communities to collaborate in evaluating a Nation Capital streetcar loop, stating “We have a once in a generation opportunity to develop a National Capital Region transit plan that is green, sustainable and enhances the National Capital experience for all Canadians.”

They envision the benefits of replacing bus, car and truck traffic on Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill with a streetcar and pedestrian realm.
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Ian Willson, new MCROBIE Partner

MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers is pleased to announce the broadening of the ownership of the firm with the addition of Ian Willson, Architect AAA OAA MRAIC as a Partner.

A 1997 graduate of Carleton University, Ian joined our practice in 2000, becoming an Associate in 2017. His strong contribution to design presentations, construction documents, and now as a project leader and mentor, is a great asset to our work at MCROBIE.

Congratulations Ian!

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