Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a design competition for the Environmental Science and Chemistry Building for University of Toronto Scarborough.
This is the second building in a new campus precinct and is adjacent to the gateway Instructional Centre, also designed by the firm, which opened in 2011.
The architectural character of masonry and curtainwall extends an identity established by the Instructional Centre and both buildings serve to strengthen the pedestrian realm of this fast-growing new campus precinct with transparent and visual connection to the street.
The 110,000-square-foot facility provides innovative design solutions for sustainable and highly flexible research and study space. The building connects laboratories and academic offices around a skylit forum and crossroads.