Perkins + Will designs University of Toronto’s LEED-certified building

June 15, 2018

A rendering of the North Building on the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), home to many of the university’s humanities and social science departments. Photo courtesy UTM[1]
A rendering of the North Building on the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), home to many of the university’s humanities and social science departments.
Photo courtesy UTM

The fast-growing University of Toronto Mississauga[2] (UTM) Philosophy department[3] will be moving to a new home this July: the North Building Phase B is a 19,510-m2 (210,000-sf), six-storey addition to an existing building on UTM campus. Philosophy will share the space with the departments of English and drama, historical studies, language studies, and political science and sociology.

Designed by architects Perkins + Will[4], the new space features glazed metallic terra cotta walls in earthy tones and bridge structures connecting to Deerfield Hall. The project was also certified Gold by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program.

Design lead Andrew Frontini is also behind several other UTM buildings, including the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, the Instructional Centre, and Deerfield Hall.

At the inception of the project in 2015, philosophy professor Amy Mullin said the building would “create a beautiful and more functional home for many of our humanities and social science departments at UTM. It is a dramatic architectural addition to campus, but even more important, it will further improve the academic experience for our students.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/north-building-rendering-utm-utoronto-philosophy-1-1024x486.jpg
  2. University of Toronto Mississauga: https://www.utoronto.ca/university-life/campuses/mississauga
  3. Philosophy department: http://philosophy.utoronto.ca/
  4. Perkins + Will: https://ca.perkinswill.com/

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