The Thompson Rivers University designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects is located in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. A close collaboration between Diamond and Schmitt Architects and Stantec is soon to produce the first new law school in Canada in 30 years. Designed for the Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, the Main Hall scheme looks to revitalise an existing building in the centre of the campus, expanding the current learning space by 40,000 sq ft.
Drawing inspiration directly from the heaving mountain ridges that surround the university site, the roofline will rise and fall across the re-envisioned facility in a reflection of the natural peaks. The architects also took reference from a painting by A.Y. Jackson of the artist collective the Group of Seven (in a collection at the Kamloops Art Gallery) entitled ‘Mount Paul’.