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HOK to design new Waterloo Eye Institute

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HOK to design new Waterloo Eye Institute

The project is being designed for The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | May 5, 2021
Waterloo Eye Institute east facade

All renderings courtesy HOK

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science has selected HOK to design the new Waterloo Eye Institute. The project will enhance and expand two floors of the existing School of Optometry & Vision Science building on the University of Waterloo’s campus.

The new, 67,000-sf institute will recreate the clinical patient care spaces and blend patient care with spaces for education and innovation. Specialty care services will include primary care and pediatric clinics, ocular health and contact lens clinics, low vision rehabilitation and research clinics, teleoptometry centers, an ambulatory ophthalmology surgical center, and research facilities dedicated to ocular imaging research and biomedical science.

“We look forward to bringing our expertise to serve such an innovative Canadian university and the broader community,” said Arash Farbahi, HOK Principal-in-Charge, in a release. “We will collaborate with School of Optometry & Vision Science Director Dr. Stanley Woo and the entire university community to design a new Eye Institute that will have a positive impact on patient care and wellness, both locally and nationally. Our next generation of clinicians and researchers will train here.”


Waterloo Eye Institute corner entrance


Waterloo Eye Institute lobby


Waterloo Eye Institute oculus


Waterloo Eye Institute main stair


Waterloo Eye Institute south facade

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