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University of Toronto l Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

2017 , Toronto, Ontario
Design Architect: NADAAA
Client: University of Toronto
Categories: Institutional Renovation, Restoration and Retrofit
About project
About project

A hub for education, research, and outreach focused on the creation of more environmental, beautiful, and socially sustainable cities

In 2013, the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design launched a dramatic makeover that transforms this long-neglected icon into a state-of-the-art centre for education and research focused on sustainable architecture, landscape, and city-building.

The ambitious plan involved an innovative north-facing expansion of the historic building, with a new three-storey complex that serves as a model for environmental and urban design. The new facility features flexible design studios, classrooms, auditoria, a Student Commons, digital fabrication spaces, metal and wood shops, library, gallery and exhibit spaces, and research laboratories. Planning for the project included a series of outward-looking pavilions, one of which will become the home of the Global Cities Institute, a new cross-disciplinary research centre.

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Design Architect: NADAAA
Architect of Record: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: University of Toronto
Size: 126,293 sf / 11,733 sm
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Gallery Space
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Student Commons
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Research Laboratories
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Bicycle Parking
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Green Roof
Completion: 2017



COTE Top Ten Award (American Institute of Architects)


(SCUP) Award of Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Re-Use category


Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence (Public Buildings in Context)


Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award of Excellence in Conservation


American Institute of Architects (New York) – Architectural Honor Award


Holcim Award World Trade Center Tower 4, New York, NY: American Institute of Architects (New York Chapter) Design Award


Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award - The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design