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The Isabel celebrated for design excellence

  • The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts gleams in the morning light. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
    The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts gleams in the morning light. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
  • The Isabel overlooks Lake Ontario. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
    The Isabel overlooks Lake Ontario. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
  • The Isabel's bright interior welcomes guests to a performance. (Photo: Corey Forster, ArtSci’17 and MSc’19)
    The Isabel's bright interior welcomes guests to a performance. (Photo: Corey Forster, ArtSci’17 and MSc’19)
  • The 566-seat performance hall offers world-renowned acoustics. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
    The 566-seat performance hall offers world-renowned acoustics. (Photo: Doublespace photography)
  • Large windows and open space give the Isabel an impressive feeling of grandeur. (Photo: Physical Plant Services)
    Large windows and open space give the Isabel an impressive feeling of grandeur. (Photo: Physical Plant Services)

The 2017 Livable City Design Awards celebrated buildings across Kingston, including the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, which won an Award of Excellence for its building project design.

“Queen’s is honoured to receive this award from the City of Kingston. Given the strong field of great projects that were nominated, the recognition is particularly exciting,” said John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities). “In addition to being one of the premier buildings on campus for our staff and students, The Isabel has become a wonderful local venue for world-class performing arts. Our facilities team is very proud of the role we played in helping to create it.”

The Isabel was judged by a jury of professionals, based on criteria including significance to the city and community, innovation, context, execution, sustainable design, and accessibility.

To learn more about The Isabel, and about their upcoming programming, visit The Isabel’s website.