- Expand the library, provide additional space for drawing and painting studios; and support spaces (including storage) relocated from 113 McCaul St. (if that conceptualization is adopted).
- Add studios to accommodate ongoing demand for studio-based learning. Studios will be flexible, open spaces that accommodate various types of interactive and hands-on activities.
Project Details and Objectives
1. 100 McCaul St. Addition and Renovation
- Reorganize and revitalize layout to accommodate teaching, research and a centralized fabrication sales and services facility.
- Create visible connection between studios, circulation and public space of the university.
- Upgrade fabrication studios and equipment, technological infrastructure and building systems to stimulate the efficiency, innovation and possibilities of making and learning.
- Provide new large classrooms in a range of sizes, to include two tiered lecture theatres/screening rooms that accommodate 75-90 students, equipped with high quality video and projection capabilities. Includes multi-use seminar rooms and break-out spaces that enable meetings of small groups (2-6 people).
- Upgrade existing spaces with new wired and wireless A/V and technology infrastructure and specialized controls. Includes a wide range of options for communication, digital capture and output, remote learning, exhibition, collaboration, mobility, flexibility and multiple device usage.
- Provide a student commons gathering space that facilitates various modes of learning that might integrate the existing café or a new café (location to be determined).
- Relocate the Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC) program from 113 McCaul St. to 100 McCaul St.
- Reinforce the university’s commitment to providing a learning environment that values indigeneity and fosters inclusivity, diversity and recognition of First Nation, Métis and Inuit histories, and their significance in contemporary art and culture.
- Renovate Art and Design faculty offices (and possibly Liberal Arts and Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies offices) to accommodate space requirements for faculty work, meetings and interaction.
- Integrate flexible-use opportunities for socializing throughout the facility, while providing a range of space and furniture to provide social space for students and staff to gather and relax.
- Create a 21st century venue for gathering, exhibition and digital presentation integrating contemporary design ideas and technology, while celebrating the historic significance of the building and its context.
- Upgrade building systems and the building envelope to reduce the energy loads of the building and improve its overall performance.
- Refurbish various elements of the facility including the main staircase and finishes throughout.
- Provide accessible washrooms.
- Renovate the south half of the floor area of the fifth and sixth floors to remove closed classrooms and provide a program appropriate open, flexible studio environment.
- Provide technology-enabled space for presentations, critique and display that enable cross-faculty collaboration.
- Maximize interior exposure to daylight from perimeter glazing.
- Repurpose existing studio space and support spaces to become space for the library and its collections.
- Provide spaces and furnishings that maximize the potential of emerging media, communication, content delivery, wired and wireless technology, devices and resources.
- Renovate/integrate the existing library with the repurposed space to provide a range of experiences to enhance study, dialogue, collaboration and use of resources.
- Consider potential relocation to 100 McCaul St.