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Fanshawe College CARIB Labs

Nicholson Sheffield was hired to create a new science centre for Fanshawe College in 2018. We created the Centre for Advanced Research in Biotechnology at Fanshawe College, which updated their 28,750 sq. ft. science and technology lab. Adding approximately 13,000 sq ft of new labs for teaching physics, chemistry, biology. We’ve also added a new biosafety “Level II” tissue culture facilities and laboratories. 






The project involved a major interior renovation of existing office and classroom space into advanced teaching and industry partner research laboratories and administrative spaces. The construction is multi-phased to accommodate the academic schedule within the building.  Spaces were planned within the constraints of existing circulation and building infrastructure.

The new chemistry labs have made space for new instrumentation. These instruments included liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, atomic absorption, and FT-IR.

The new space also has designated room for Fanshawe’s industry partners. That includes three offices, and 900 Sq-ft of “Level II” laboratory space. It also offers access to a 400 sq-ft cell culturing lab and facilities. The purpose of the industry space is to create direct access to industrial and privatized scientific programs for the students and faculty. This creates exposure so the students can see what a corporate laboratory work will entail. These industrial partners will be agri-food industry related.

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NSA is pleased to announce our newest associate, Hillary Little. 

Hillary joined the firm in January 2018 as an intern architect. Hillary is known around the office for her quiet demeanor and stealthy sense of humour. She has a fierce eagerness to learn all aspects of the architecture industry, making her a well-respected member of our team. 

During her time at NSA, Hillary has played an instrumental role in several of the firm’s projects including the addition and renovation of the Childcare Centre located at the Jerry McCaw Family Centre YMCA in Sarnia, where she was involved from the design phase through to construction. She has particularly enjoyed working on construction documents for some of our many projects with the Thames Valley District School Board.  

Hillary’s energy and excitement towards her projects make her a joy to work with, and are just a few of the reasons we are thrilled to welcome her as our firm’s newest associate.