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Designed by CS&P Architects Inc.
Rendering by CS&P Architects Inc.
This project involved converting the landmark Windsor Star building for the School of Social Work's academic program and the University's Centre for Executive and Professional Education. The exterior of the new building reuses part of the existing heritage limestone façade as a feature, while a modern addition has been built behind. The interior contains a three-storey open-air atrium in the courtyard and a "garage door" which opens to Pitt Street.
Mechanically, the systems in this building are overhead VAV systems and underfloor radiant heating and perimeter heating. The mechanical systems coordinate with unique architectural features such as a three-storey high atrium space, wood ceilings, sill-less windows, an accessible roof area, and more. Finally, these mechanical systems incorporate optimum energy saving control strategies which are scheduled by the building automation system.
This building features LED lighting with dimmable lighting control in main classrooms and conference areas. A natural gas, emergency powered generator has been included in the design to support both life safety and non lifesafey loads throughout the facility.
Communications end-to-end structured cabling system infrastructure design. The infrastructure includes the following: OS1 fiber intra-building backbone cables, multi-pair Category 5E intra-building backbone cables and Category 6A horizontal data cables for University network, VoIP phone, CCTV, AV and BAS. Construction administration was also part of the service.