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Concordia University – John Molson School of Business

Montréal, Québec

Photo credits : Vincent Brière


Concordia University

Type of use


Number of floors


Year of construction


Work type

New building


38 000 m²


118.5 M$

The new component of the Concordia University campus has enabled the John Molson School of Business to bring all of its teaching and research activities together under one roof.

Designed to accommodate 8,000 students, this 38,000 m² building is connected to the subway and other campus buildings by a tunnel under Guy Street. It includes:
• 14 floors with classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, etc.
• 2 floors on the upper levels for mechanical rooms
• 2 basement floors that include two large amphitheatres covering two floors.

Its 16-storey concrete structure is characterized by the span of the flat floor slabs in a 10.5 m grid. A significant load transfer spans the amphitheatres at the bottom of the building and supports its entire height with a complex post-tensioning system. The roof offers a thin cantilevered veil made of a steel frame in spatial triangulation.

This project was carried out as part of a 50/50 consortium in which NCK was responsible for all phases of the building’s structure.