Niagara Convention and Civic Centre (NCCC)
in association with Stanford Downey Architects and the Kirkland Partnership

Niagara Falls, Ontario


  • City of Niagara Falls

Project Size

  • 300,000 sq. ft.

Completion Date

  • Summer 2011


  • 2011 Mississauga Urban Design Awards’
    Award of Excellence

The Niagara Convention and Civic Centre is intended, through its transparency and form, to engage visitors and welcome them into a dramatic sequence of public spaces and convention facilities. A bowed and folded curtain wall of glass cascades along Stanley Avenue, suggesting the sweep of the waterfalls and the jagged rock formations of Niagara’s imposing gorge. The building’s prominent corner atrium has been developed as the major arrival point, with coloured glass inserts suggesting the light and spectacle of the city and Falls. Circulation spaces, meeting, banquet, performance and exhibition facilities are designed to be highly flexible, accessible, and robust, allowing abundant daylight and views. The facility is designed for LEED Silver, incorporating numerous sustainable strategies.