Knowledge Infrastructure Program Facilities
The Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) facilities are state-of-the-art buildings and centres that will enable Concordia professors, students as well as others to push forward the boundaries of knowledge in their areas of expertise. These purpose-specific facilities are made possible in part by an $80 million investment from the Government of Canada and the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec.
Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics
Opened: July 2011
Architect: Marosi+Troy, Cardinal Hardy, and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte
Area: 5,400 sq. metres
Use: Concordia’s largest, multidisciplinary research centre facilitates collaboration among Genomics researchers from Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Exercise Science, Journalism, and most likely other fields in the near future.
PERFORM Centre (Prevention, Evaluation, Rehabilitation and FORMation/training)
Opened: September 2011
Area: 8,000 sq. metres
Architects: Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
Use: State-of-the-art clinical research facilities dedicated to helping researchers, students and the public to improve human health through injury- and illness-prevention.
Solar Simulator–Environmental Chamber
Opened: Fall 2011
Area: 228.15 sq. meters
Architect/Supplier: Martin Marcotte Beinhaker
Use: Enables research into the collection, storage and use of solar energy, as well as the optimal use of natural light in buildings.
Performing Arts and the D.B. Clarke Theatre
Opened: 2009 to 2011
Area: 3,400 sq. metres
Use: Facilities for the Departments of Music, Theatre and Contemporary Dance to join other Fine Arts departments downtown and to enjoy closer proximity to Montreal’s centrally located performing arts organizations.