The AQ; or why SFU architecture is really cool
Okay. I know. Yesterday I wrote about how much I hate the depression caused by all the concrete on the SFU campus. But I am large enough to contain contradictions. But there are introductions to be made, so…here goes.
Everyone, this is the AQ. AQ, this is everyone. Well, not everyone, but a bunch of people who are nice enough to read my blog.
AQ stands for the Academic Quadrangle. On the left, you’ll notice there is some water. That water extends all along the west end of the AQ. In that water live a school (pun intended) of koi fish. Also, there are some chairs and a safety cone, but those are probably not supposed to be there. To the right is a bronze statue of Terry Fox, a Canadian hero. The two stories of the AQ you can see in this photo are classrooms. The all have a great view of the quadrangle itself, except for the corner classrooms, which have an outside view. What you can’t see are the two floors of classrooms, lecture halls, theaters and museums that are underground in roughly the same shape as the quadrangle you see here. It’s pretty cool.
One bit of personal trivia: you’re looking north toward the Education department, which is where I spent the summer of 1999 while attending class in my PDP year. Pretty cool, I know.
BTW, if you click on the photo above (a panorama made up of three individual frames) you’ll get a larger view that might add some details.