Conestoga College set out with a plan to construct an International Students’ Campus and chose Kitchener’s Market Square to do so. The College engaged POI as educational environment experts to provide both insights as well as curated, durable furnishing solutions. The Campus would be an exciting, edgy, and exhilarating environment that would stimulate student engagement, collaboration and learning in a non-traditional setting.
KingSett, a company that values both tradition and well-being, had outgrown their space in the TD Tower and needed to expand. Having recently acquired the Scotia Plaza, the opportunity to move there and take two full floors allowed for the design of a more functional, collaborative and engaging space for their employees.
POI worked with Di Maio Design Associates Architect Inc. to develop a unique, functional and collaborative area for U of W as part of a broader plan to create different neighbourhoods where students could meet, interact, hangout and present. The Collaboratory at Leddy Library was created as a destination space and meeting hub for students on campus. In designing the space, POI and the architect, with direction from U of W, decided to implement an indigenous theme and committed to making it a welcoming zone for all students.