Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The Wosk Centre for Dialogue building was added to the Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus in 1995 and required large scale modifications to meet its new program's vision to become a top tier conference facility. The primary building façade was preserved and restored. Other features required by the functional program, such as the 4-storey south-facing atrium, contributed to a high cooling load. To offset their impact, passive strategies such as operable louvers at the top of the atrium were designed for the building. The large Asia Pacific Hall in the Wosk Centre for Dialogue is one of the first large scale applications in the city of displacement ventilation.