The Buhler Centre

Developer/Project Manager
DPA + PSA + DIN Collective (David Penner, Peter Sampson Architecture Studio, DIN Projects)
50,000 sq. ft.
$15 million
$9.5 million
Provincial Financing
$5.5 million
Private Donations

Mixed use, education, retail and contemporary art gallery, owned by a UWinnipeg /Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art.
Opened: August 2010.
The Buhler Centre is home to: UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics and Professional, Applied and Continuing Education programs, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art
Stella’s Café is also at located street level

Environmental Sustainability
•  LEED Silver achieved. 
• Foam-insulated metal panels and curtain wall help the building achieve energy performance targets. 
• Integrity of the existing structure has been protected while everything new looks like it was meant to be there.  
• Interconnected sky-lit student lounges and four-story interior atrium space provide natural light.  
• 12 SMART classrooms/lecture rooms, equipped with the latest technology in computer and audiovisual equipment. 
• CISCO Tele presence provides expanded opportunities for distance learning, academic meetings and other community initiatives.

Social Sustainability
• Welcoming building design invites the community in, increasing pedestrian traffic for the public access spaces. 
• Unique blend of business and professional education with arts community. 
• Supports Plug In ICA’s continued evolution as a research institution. 

Cultural Sustainability
• Plug-In ICA centres on the presentation of art that confronts ideas and issues affecting contemporary society. 
• Featured Aboriginal art throughout the building supports ethno-cultural concerns and interests.