The campus consists of older and dignified historic structures. So this design builds on its intrinsic attributes in a modern interpretation of the traditional architecture, taking design cues from the old Fort Brady campus buildings. This brings a modern contemporary look, yet steeped with historic reference.

The project includes the nursing school, biology, zoology, chemistry, geology and computer laboratories, geological museum and planetarium. To best utilise space, the new addition was designed to accommodate the most heavily serviced laboratories, while the renovated areas (generally due to space restrictions) include simpler classroom and lecture type uses.

This project won Mr. Ellis the ‘Laboratory of the Year Award’, the only ever awarded to a Canadian architect.