The physical impact/presence of the campus of CDNIS is easy to see and appreciate.
The campus was built on a slope. This created additional costs on foundation works but also gave the architectural team the scope to design the campus making full use its view and characteristics.
During the fall of 1996, the design for the new building was adjudged by a panel of judges at the conference of Educational Facility Planners meeting in Orlando, Florida. The CDNIS design received the top award, the Certificate of Merit amongst 75 entries from 6 countries.