The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has honoured the Appleby College A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life as a category (education) finalist in the IIDA 2020 Global Excellence Awards.
IIDA is a commercial interior design association advocating for the advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and wellbeing of people’s lives every day.
The A.W.B Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life is a multi-purpose facility designed as a new threshold to the Appleby College campus. This project strengthens the existing axis of movement creating a natural conduit between the main academic quadrangle and playing fields. This threshold is expressed as a dramatic Campus Room: a dynamic new gathering space that functions in conjunction with a new single-gym and assembly hall.