The Hatch Centre is nearing completion, and we are happy to share some recent photos from the construction progress and some renderings of the interior of the building. There are also floor plans included so you can see what will be inside of the Hatch Centre. Please Note: the furniture in the renderings is not an accurate representation of the final furniture choices.
The first two floors of the Hatch Centre are dedicated for student access to support their hands-on learning activities, including clubs and teams. The third floor houses Engineering Student Services and Engineering Co-op and Career Services to assist students with their academics and professional activities. Finally, the basement and penthouse of the Hatch Centre will be dedicated to research into innovative energy systems.
Lounge – The new undergraduate engineering lounge, the David Wilkinson Lounge, will be an inclusive place for students to relax and socialize between classes.
The Drain – The Drain is being relocated from its previous location in the BLUE Lounge. Engineering swag and event tickets can be purchased from the Drain.
Workshop – To support hands-on projects, after completing the appropriate safety training, students can access a general workshop in addition to the existing spaces provided by their departments.
Build Space – Clubs and Teams will be able to book work bays to work on their large format projects.
The Junction – Open social space will support student collaboration with day light from the atrium.
Meeting Rooms – 3 small meeting rooms will be available for students to book to work with peers on group and team projects.
Board Room – In addition to hosting the MES Council meetings and large team meetings, this room can be subdivided into 2 smaller meeting rooms for further collaboration space.
MES Office – The MES office will be relocated from the BLUE Lounge and supports the activities of the MES.
Clubs and Teams Office – Shared space limited to club and team executives to support their administrative activities.
Collaborative Learning Room – Bookable by students and Faculty members, this large space can host events such as employer information sessions and large team workshops. 4 Audio-Visual pods are available, that can be used separately or together.
Student Services & ECCS – The Faculty of Engineering’s Academic Counselling and Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS) will be accessible by students to support their academic studies and develop their professional skills.
Basement and Penthouse:
Energy Harvesting Labs – Separately funded space for research on Integrated Community Energy Harvesting System.