The noble architecture of the building is a testament to the institution's prestige and McGill University's progressive identity in the field of Information Technology. A play between stone, metal and glass confronts the cliché of immateriality of the virtual aesthetic. The tectonic layering of materials creates a visibly profound facade while maximizing the penetration of natural light into all of the interior work spaces.
Defined as a practical interstitial, the planning accepts and places value on the topography through a route of levels, ramps and terraces. The high-traffic walkway offers a tactile crescendo created by various textures. An alley of magnolias, a fountain, and gardened lawns characterize the long space. The fountain, as pièce de résistance, is a spatial element of the highest order.