The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building was recently announced as one of the nine winning projects of the 13th annual Canadian Green Building Awards, a program of Sustainable Architecture & Building (SAB) Magazine.
This award recognizes excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types and was based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence and technical innovation.
Designed by the award-winning international firm Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, the 67,000-square-foot Graduate Study & Research Building stands amongst the most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in North America and is a cornerstone of the School’s Leading Change campaign, Schulich’s most comprehensive and ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign to date.
“This academic research and classroom building incorporates climate-adapted design and advanced technology while also supporting occupant well-being and forging a strong connection to the surrounding campus. The solar chimney and the twist in plan to optimize building orientation were notable features of the design,” commented members of the 2020 Canadian Green Building Awards jury.
“This is national recognition for a building that symbolizes the commitment of the Schulich School of Business to sustainability,” said James McKellar, a professor of real estate and infrastructure who serves as associate dean and oversaw the development of the $50 million project. “It is a word that is used to so broadly today and in our case, it represents a long-standing commitment to sustainability that has real tangible benefits.”
The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building has been featured in multiple renowned magazines and newspapers. Visit the links below to see what these publications are saying about the newest, state-of-the-art addition to the Schulich School of Business.
Canadian Architect – New Schulich School building opens at Toronto’s York University
Toronto Star – York’s McEwen building is a rare architectural feat — a structure made for humans
Urban Toronto – Schulich Graduate Study & Research Building Progressing at York