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Queen's University - Watts Hall (Albert Street) Residence


Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.

Watts Hall was built at the same time as the Stewart Street Residence. The building is six stories and is located on Albert Street, Kingston. It houses 212 single rooms with a washroom shared between two bedrooms. The building is six-storey, 73,000-square-foot and features a common student lounges and study spaces, large meeting rooms, reception, mail desk and a single courtyard at the rear.

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Mechanically, this complex is connected to the campus steam central plant for heating. Energy saving features include a single central air handling unit complete with enthalpy wheel to exchange energy between exhaust and ventilation air streams. Serving the rooms, were four pipe fan coil units complete with two-way control valves to compliment the variable speed pumping systems. Mid efficiency gas fired domestic hot water heaters were provided in each wing.

As being a potential conference revenue stream, this residence is unique in having the four pipe fan coil system to allow independent suite control between simultaneously available heating and cooling.


Kingston, Ontario

Gross Floor Area

  • 73,500 sq ft

Total Construction Cost

$ 14,700,000

Completion Year