Nunavut Arctic College

Designed by Martin Baron and Jason Nelson while at Teeple Architects Inc.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Client
The Government of Nunavut

Architect
Teeple Architects Inc. in association with Cibinel Architecture Ltd.
Martin Baron – Partner-In-Charge
Jason Nelson – Project Architect     

Gross Floor Area
2,500 sq.m. | 26,900 sq. ft.

Value
$23.4 Million

Status
Completed 2019

Sustainability Features
Heavy timber construction, heated from recovered waste heat captured from the generating station, highly efficient insulation with cold-bridging minimized, extensive natural daylighting using light-dispersing insulating panels, heat recovery ventilation, operable windows with fiberglass curtain-wall frames, low V.O.C. materials.

Projected EUI of 130 eq.kWh/m2/yr.

Awards
The Plan Awards – Honourable Mention, 2019


The college has evolved from being strictly a trade-school to now having a crucial role in the study and promotion of Inuit culture. In response to this new focus, the design of the addition embodies the eight core Inuit societal values, including openness, and care for the land. Many of the students are far away from home and on their own for the first time. It is important that the building help integrate students into the college community and creates a place that is welcoming and culturally familiar.