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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Centre for Applied Technology

NAIT’s next step

  • 51K

    Square Metres

  • Edmonton, Alberta

    Edmonton, Alberta

Innovative designs for educating future generations

NAIT, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, is growing to meet the demands of industry. With over 26,000 students in credit programs and over 32,000 in non-credit, they’re already pretty big. But NAIT, a polytechnic school in Edmonton, Alberta, and the largest apprenticeship trainer in Canada, can see a future where Alberta’s needs have outstripped the current campus. The answer? The Centre for Applied Technology.

The new facility will accommodate roughly 5,000 full-time equivalent students from the JR Shaw School of Business, the School of Health and Life Sciences, and the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management. Stantec Architecture handled design and architectural services working to create a new community—a new heart to NAIT’s main campus.

The Centre for Applied Technology will have classrooms, office space, student services, and a leading-edge simulation lab. The second floor was designed with students in mind—casual learning and socializing in lounges and study areas. A broad, main-floor concourse opens up the center of the building (to a glass ceiling six stories above) and connects to an atrium, a great spot for events.

With this new facility, NAIT will have a greater outdoor presence and a more well-equipped campus to support the province’s growing needs.

Meet Our Team

Jacqueline Castro, Principal & Workplace Strategist

Asking clients to re-imagine their operations and workplace is challenging but so satisfying when it results in better performance and reduced costs.
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Leonard Castro, Executive Vice President, Buildings

What we offer our communities is unmatched. Understanding the uniqueness of each place is easy for us, because we live, work, and play there.
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Gena Fahselt, Interior Designer

When a project is complete and the vision comes alive—that’s the best part of design.

Randy Irwin, Senior Building Performance Engineer

When we get together and understand what each of us is saying, we inevitably find common ground and the solutions we need within our grasp.
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Léo Lejeune, Principal

When universities dream about where their institutions can go, they truly become inspired. That energy is contagious in campus planning.

Megan Leslie, Associate, Sustainability Consultant

I have been trying to save the world for as long as I can remember.
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Enzo Vicenzino, Vice President, Architecture

To create design solutions that are meaningful, we must create a public realm that is connective, functional and sympathetic to the human experience.
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  • Jacqueline Castro

    Principal & Workplace Strategist

  • Leonard Castro

    Executive Vice President, Buildings

  • Gena Fahselt

    Interior Designer

  • Randy Irwin

    Senior Building Performance Engineer

  • Léo  Lejeune


  • Megan Leslie

    Associate, Sustainability Consultant

  • Enzo Vicenzino

    Vice President, Architecture

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