K.C. Irving Environmental
Science Centre Overview
The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens consist of laboratories, greenhouses, facilities for botanical, wetland, and environmental research, the Garden Room - a magnificent gathering room for campus, an auditorium and classroom facilities, plus six acres of public gardens focused on the plants of the Acadian Forest Region. Construction began in the fall of 1999, 100 years after the birth year of K.C. Irving. In 2015, the Huffington Post named the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre as one of the “Most Eye-Catching Campus Buildings in Canada.” The landscape architect was Alex Novell of Novell-Tullett, Bristol, England. The architects for the building were Robert Stern, Graham Wright and Preston Gumberich of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York.