4 Features to Get Excited About
MacEwan University is a diverse community – a fact that we are extremely proud of. Creating an environment that is inclusive for all our students is a priority for SAMU, and we wanted to reflect this in the building. The new building will include foot-baths, which will allow Muslim students to wash their feet before prayer in a much easier way.
Natural light, especially during the Alberta winter, can be tricky to come by. That’s why we’re so excited that HALF of the SAMU building is glass, so you can soak up vitamin D all year long. The entire west facing wall is glass and the third floor will feature clerestories, allowing maximum amounts of natural light to fill the space throughout the year.
Spanning all three floors, this is going to be the biggest piece of art in the building. The moss wall is entirely customizable and will add beautiful greenery to the space. Apart from looking cool, this low cost, low maintenance structure will also reduce noise filtering up from the first and second floors to the quiet study area on the third floor.
In case you didn’t know, we’re big on sustainability – in fact, it’s part of our strategic plan. So what did that mean for the new building? It meant designing a building that is energy efficient and meets LEED Silver Certification standards, ensuring better air quality, less waste, higher energy conservation and more natural daylight.