Saint Mary's University - Sobeys Business Building

Saint Mary's University
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An impressive structure both inside and out, the Sobey building houses faculty offices, executive MBA facilities, new teaching spaces, state-of-the-art computer labs and a large conference centre. Notable highlights include a four-storey entrance lobby—with a series of bridges, landings and platforms—along with a uniquely shaped 175-seat, column-free lecture theatre. Because the new building had to connect with the existing Loyola Building, we took important steps in matching both appearance and floor-to-ceiling height. Materials were carefully selected to blend with existing design elements while the structure of the new building was framed with a combination of cast-in-place concrete and structural steel, elegantly clad in brick and precast concrete.