Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Long-Term Accommodation Project
Fully committed to the safety and security of its people, the Government of Canada is working diligently to safeguard its national security. As part of this effort, the government has decided to modernize its security and intelligence infrastructure by building the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Long-Term Accommodation Project (LTAP) to house Canada's national cryptologic agency. Services provided by CSE include acquiring foreign signals intelligence in support of defense and foreign policy; protecting electronic information and communication of importance to the Government of Canada; and, providing technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement agencies.
A modern, intelligent building, LTAP employs innovative design features to ensure that CSE remains at the forefront of mechanical, electrical, security and information technology. Additionally, the design enhances social dynamics by creating opportunities for formal and informal interaction, collaboration and group identity. Through an innovative approach to wayfinding and branding, the vast space is broken down to the human scale, providing employees with a sense of ownership and of place. It also displays and demonstrates CSE's commitment to stewardship of the environment by incorporating sustainable design principles and prudent use of natural resources. Taking advantage of the natural beauty of the site, the transparency of the design establishes visual and spatial continuity between inside and outside, man and nature. This creative approach to planning and to design has resulted in an innovative work environment that will empower CSE's employees to better serve the CSE mission and their country.
Associate Architect: WZMH
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, MEP Engineering, P3 Project Representation, Security Consulting, Sustainable Design Consulting
- Related Projects: Architecture, Defense, Mission Critical, Science & Technology