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College of the North Atlantic - Heavy Equipment Centre of Excellence

Industrial education facility reflecting the distinct characteristics of an innovative learning space

  • 40K

    Square Feet

  • $15M

    Construction Value

  • Stephenville, Newfoundland

    Stephenville, Newfoundland

A bright, modern industrial education facility that appeals to a range of learning styles

Our client’s vision: a bright, energy efficient, and modern educational facility. Spanning 40,000 square feet over two floors, the college features classrooms, carpentry shop, high-bay maintenance and heavy equipment workshops, collaboration spaces, and a student lounge. Between noisy shop spaces to quiet classrooms, our designers worked to deliver a facility where these different areas have virtually no noise impact on each other.

Our design was delivered using a local, all-Stantec team, and incorporates energy efficiency, LEED® standards, and sustainable materials. Strategic use of windows provides access to natural light and a connection to the training yard outside. Celebrating the distinct characteristics of an innovative industrial learning space, we used glass walls as ‘shop windows’ into the workshop and labs, giving opportunities for observational learning.

Recognizing that ‘in-between’ spaces are as important as classrooms, individual alcoves with flexible seating offer space for collaborative learning. Select building components were left exposed turning the building itself into a learning tool. Now complete, the College helps prepare students for today’s competitive job market.

Meet Our Team

Brad Dawe, Principal, Buildings

I approach design with the bigger picture in mind—I’m proud to have a role in shaping safe and sustainable infrastructure in my community.

Amy Hynes, Interior Designer

Above all, I design for people. Creating spaces that promote a person’s well-being as much as their productivity is an absolute must.

Jeremy Jones, Senior Structural Engineer

Collaboration is powerful – working across teams, disciplines, and regions, we gain the experience and knowledge to put our best foot forward.

Warren Martin, Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Multi-disciplinary projects are exciting to work on. I enjoy collaborating with the larger Stantec team to provide clients the best expertise for their particular project.
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Bernard (Bernie) Ropson, Principal

New technologies grab my attention. Where I see value, I engage our teams early. This is essential to quality control for our clients.

Roger Tulk, Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager

Take every opportunity to see the real-world results of what we do. There is no better classroom than a construction site.
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Brad Dawe

Principal, Buildings

Amy Hynes

Interior Designer

Jeremy Jones

Senior Structural Engineer

Warren Martin

Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson


Roger Tulk

Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager

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