After four years of fundraising and planning our new Student Life Centre will provide the King’s community with a facility that is not only beautiful but functional. With everything from classrooms to a 490 seat theatre and a place to rest near a fireplace, the King Centre will be a gathering place for our community.
The King Centre is named in recognition of a generous donation from Darryl J. King ’97. Darryl credits his experience at King’s for, not only his professional success, but for developing his philanthropic outlook and belief in giving back to the community. Darryl has an inspiring story of how King’s is unique and looks beyond the grades to consider the person and circumstance.
Designed by Perkins+Will and built by K & L Construction, The King Centre is a 3,539 m2, two-story (plus full basement) multi-purpose student centre. The building incorporates a variety of spaces created to serve students. These spaces include meeting rooms, a café, learning lounge areas, an auditorium, fitness centre, games room, and classrooms. Total cost of the project was $14.7 million dollars.
The King Centre is pursuing a Silver level of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. The building has many sustainable features to promote: water conservation and efficiency, energy conservation and efficiency, reduction of urban head-island effect, accessibility and sustainable transportation, campus-wide recycling, green cleaning and the selection of low-emitting products and materials.