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15T - The Bergeron Centre of Engineering Excellence, York University

25 May 2018 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

2.5 ConEd Learning Hours

A pioneering model for post-secondary architecture, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence exemplifies education design innovation and a new face for one of Canada’s largest universities. The result is a ground-breaking facility designed to empower the next generation of engineers to better solve the world's problems with a modern, hands-on approach to learning. You will experience a school without lecture rooms, but with technologically enhanced active learning classrooms, and specialized labs including a three-storey, high-bay, materials-testing lab. The Bergeron Centre brings with it an ambitious goal to voice the client's mandate to educate future "Renaissance Engineers": entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship. Reflective of the properties of a "Cloud," the building reflects light and pattern from the campus sky and into the interior. The result is a facade that uses triangular patterning to create a scaleless facade that is distinguishable and has become a signature for the new school. Designed by ZAS Architects Inc., this LEED Gold Certified project was programmed, designed and constructed in only three years. Exceptional project and construction management utilizing 3D Building Information Modelling allowed for successful delivery on a tight, inflexible timeline. The result was a nationally acclaimed 2016 Best in BIM Award. Since opening in 2015, the building has won six other awards thus far, and has been published in over 100 media and digital media outlets around the world.

All tours will depart from the MTCC, South Building lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.