Lethbridge College Trades & Technology Renewal & Innovation Project (TTRIP)
Lethbridge, Alberta, LEED® Gold Target
With a main goal of expanding capacity, the Lethbridge Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) has redeveloped a section of Lethbridge College into a state-of-the-art educational facility, providing new learning spaces and equipment for an additional 880 students, integrating eight distinct trades and four technology programs.
Phase I, completed in 2015, is a prominent building that catches the eye with its unique roof design, inspired by the waving patterns of local coulee landscapes. This structure accommodates hands-on training facilities and heavy automotive and mechanical equipment for the Crooks School of Transportation, the welding program, electrical program, Wind Turbine Technician Program, and other technology programs. Phase I also features new lecture and seminar spaces, administration office areas, and learning commons spaces. The design employs a high level of both passive and active sustainable principles with a target of achieving LEED® Gold Certification.
SAHURI is involved in the TTRIP design in conjunction with Diamond Schmitt Architects, and has employed building envelope performance strategies, daylight principles, and mechanical-electrical system integration to optimize user efficiency. Phase II, set for completion in 2017, includes demolishing the existing Trades building and creating a new structure in its place which will connect the Phase I building to the rest of the College and provide additional necessary classrooms and laboratories.