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LUNCH10 - Bold by Design: U of T’s LEED Gold Lab Building

23 May 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

As befits a new building for the study of environmental sciences and chemistry, this facility is strongly rooted in sustainable design solutions and is LEED Gold certified. The project is a showpiece for integrating the programme into a modern and dynamic post-secondary academic campus plan and meets institutional objectives for stringent sustainable design targets. This presentation will address the design and construction challenges associated with creating laboratories and academic offices around a sky-lit forum and crossroads that encourages collaboration and exchange, and designed to celebrate the building’s concrete elements. The building seamlessly integrates sustainable design features such as an earth tube intake air tempering system, green roofs and an advanced building envelope design that includes a custom exterior sunshade system and bird friendly glazing.


Nigel Tai, Senior Associate, Diamond Schmitt Architects