McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology are collaborating at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton to develop—Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University (BEAM)—a project centre focused on the fast-emerging cell therapies field.
More than 100 projects were nominated for the 2016 Wood Design Awards, hosted by WoodWorks B.C., which recognized leadership in advancing wood use in design and building. Design and building professionals gathered to honour the nominees and winners of 13 categories celebrating structural and architectural achievement using wood.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The 10,219-m² (110,000-sf) research and teaching facility includes a state-of-the-art facility integrating modern design with institutional objectives for sustainable targets.
Rehabilitation and chronic care facility Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto won the Civic Trust Award, marking the second time designer Diamond Schmitt Architects has won the award in two years. The United Kingdom awards program recognizes projects from around the world that demonstrate a positive social, cultural, environmental, or economic benefit to a local community.
Ryerson Image Centre and Public Health Ontario’s laboratory, both designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, won awards from CODAworx for combining art with architecture. CODAworx is a global platform to showcase design projects featuring commissioned artwork.
The MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa received a 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award for its redesign by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSAI). DSAI partnered with Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects to renew the 1960s-era building.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) awarded North American projects as part of its Top 10 Green Projects of 2015 competition, which included a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) building in Hamilton.
British newspaper, The Guardian, has released its list of beautiful subway stations around the world, and Toronto made the cut. The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) Museum station was included on the list of visually appealing metro stations. The intent of the list is to draw attention to beauty that is often overlooked, said the publication.
The Environmental Science and Chemistry building is the newest addition to the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTS) north campus, across from the original 1960s-era grounds. Joining the Instructional Centre, which opened in 2011, the two facilities will be connected by a green space, tentatively referred to as the Earth Tube Plaza.