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15T - Mohawk College David Braley Recreation + Athletics Centre

08 May 2015 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

2.5 Unstructured Learning Hours

Exploration of this facility will demonstrate the vision of the client and design team that an athletics + recreation centre can be transformative in its conception and execution. This Centre extends beyond the physical transformation of body and expresses an energy that spreads and connects the campus and the community it serves.

Touring through the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre (DBARC) will expose participants to cutting edge wellness and athletics facilities. The DBARC is unique in that not only does it house the home of the Mohawk Mountaineers, a varsity team, it also functions as the centre for student and faculty recreation.

In addition to providing athletics programming spaces, the DBARC acts as a keystone of the Mohawk College Master Plan. The building connects the eastern and western college buildings and frames a main thoroughfare into campus circulation. To heighten the urban experience at this end of the campus, the building was sited to create an urban plaza that now houses the Mohawk Student Associations. This space is now a major outdoor event space for the Association and students.

Through a combination of multiple objectives: the urban plaza; the varsity training/ playing facility; the student recreation area; and the campus connectivity, the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre provides the client with greater flexibility for future programming.

All tours leave from the hotel lobby. Transportation provided if applicable.

Tour Leader:

Philip O’ Sullivan is a graduate of Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Architectural Science (2002) and Masters of Architecture(2006) respectively. In 2011, he was a recognized as emerging talent in the list “40 Under 40” published in Design and Construction Magazine. Philip formed part of the original Design Team for the Mohawk College, David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre project, serving as Project Manager, Project Architect and Site Administrator.