Buildings dedicated to research and education must not only create an inspiring atmosphere that is conducive to learning but also be at the cutting-edge of technology. CIMA+ has accepted this challenge many times in the past few years. Our building team knows the technical requirements well and understands what is needed to design these types of establishments. Our approach aims at developing adapted and sustainable living environments for both education (primary, secondary, college and university), and research and development workers (research centres, laboratories, etc.)
Supporting academic excellence along with research, development and innovation
Research and education buildings today must be easily adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the world around us. Incorporating inclusive and welcoming outdoor facilities that promote learning– and can be shared with the community – brings an added value to the living environment.
Developing digital literacy, promoting a physically active lifestyle, improving the quality of the built environment, student well-being and contact with nature are all needed to ensure quality education, and must all be part of the building design. Comfort and student development are therefore at the heart of the concerns addressed by CIMA+ when developing design concepts.
All of the issues mentioned above as well as environmental concerns, energy efficiency, sustainable development, reduction/optimization of new material and key issues related to the life cycle of the building must all be considered when choosing the design and the materials. CIMA+ has garnered a large bank of research and education projects from across the country, brought together by experts who have cutting-edge knowledge and experience with finding efficient solutions that respect environmental, social and economic issues.
Our expertise: facts and figures
CIMA+’s achievements in education and research span more than 30 years and speak for themselves.
Discover our education and research projects
Our teams have successfully completed hundreds of large-scale engineering projects.
Paul Kane High School Replacement
The St. Albert public elementary schools have seen record-setting enrollment growth over the years. In preparation for these students accessing high school, it was decided to build a new...
Cité du savoir, Laval campus
In collaboration with Université de Montréal, the City of Laval wanted to create a human knowledge pole. CIMA+ was asked to provide services in structural, civil and electrical engineering...
Bureau for Research and Innovation, Drummondville College
This $1.3M project entailed the reconstruction of the library in order to incorporate the Bureau for Research and Innovation (BRI), which houses the college centre for expertise in gerontology....
Construction of De la Croisée Elementary School
Built in 2018, this two-storey, 4,110 m2 school was designed by CIMA+ to house 3 kindergarten and 21 regular classrooms. Our team recommended a design that maximizes energy efficiency, reduces...
MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre
This unique Canadian high-tech project is the result of the collaboration between Université de Sherbrooke and its industrial partners, IBM Bromont and DALSA Semiconductor Inc. The MiQro Innovation Collaborative...
Design-Build : Okanagan College Trades Building
Designed to be a teaching platform for students, the Okanagan College Trades Building is a single storey 1,250 m2 facility located on the Vernon campus of the Okanagan College. Consisting...
Learning Commons, Bishop’s University
A pioneer in Canada with the development of its Learning Commons, Bishop’s University provides students with a space at the centre of the campus and its natural surroundings, where...
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