CAUT moved to its new custom-built headquarters on Queensview Drive at the end of January, after 12 years at its former home.
“Since we first built our own building in 1994, CAUT’s membership has grown by 44 per cent,” said CAUT executive director James Turk. “Unfortunately our former office was built for our organization’s size in the 1990s, with little capacity to expand as we added staff to meet the needs of our growing membership.”
Turk said over the past eight years, the organization renovated its former facility on several occasions to squeeze out more office space, but that the limit of the building had been reached.
“The new building has been designed to accommodate our needs now and for the next five years,” Turk said, adding the facility is set up for growth with extra space that will be leased for now and that can be developed for more office space if needed by CAUT in the future.
The state-of-the-art, two-storey building was designed by prominent Ottawa architect Barry J. Hobin as an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly “green” facility with interesting and attractive work and meeting space.
CAUT’s new address is 2705 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 8K2. The main telephone number 613-820-2270 is unchanged, although individual staff extensions have changed. E-mail addresses and fax numbers remain the same.