Early planning has begun at for a new building at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus to bolster research, teaching, and public engagement in the field of astronomy. The new structure will include a mix of research facilities, classrooms, departmental offices, and a planetarium of up to 150 seats to facilitate academic and research pursuits of the proposed joint occupants, and to support community outreach.
The highly contemporary Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station is an artistic jewel on Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Spadina Subway Extension project. One of six new facilities on the route, the station offers intermodal transit services and rapid subway connection to downtown Toronto.
The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury has reopened a decade after a fire caused extensive damage to the building. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) engaged a consortium comprising Architecture49, DFS Architecture and Design, and St-Gelais Montminy + Associés / Architectes (STGM) to design and execute the reconstruction work.
The clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located in Québec, is a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing downtown Montréal. Designed by Architecture49, the wood-framed building includes sheltered driving-range tees, a bar in the centre of a spacious lounge, a full restaurant kitchen, state-of-the-art golf simulators, a pro shop, offices, and mechanical spaces.
International design firm Lemay, interdisciplinary artist Angela Silver, and SNC-Lavalin have won the City of Montréal’s anonymous International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition to design the city’s new Place des Montréalaises, a vast public space in the Champ-de-Mars sector to honour 21 Montréal women who have shaped the city.
Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture in association have been selected to design a new student residence building on Student Union Boulevard at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey campus, Vancouver.
Many classrooms have abandoned the traditional eyes-front configuration to create more opportunities for collaborative learning. Design professionals must now evaluate multiple options to optimize their design while working with tight facility budgets.
The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University, Toronto, won the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition in the institutional category. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors, the project chose porcelain tile for its durability, low porosity, and stain-resistant properties.