University of Toronto Graduate House | Toronto, ON

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Program
Academic / Residential
Client
University of Toronto
Location
Toronto, ON
Status
Complete
Partnering Architects
Morphosis Architects
Year
2000

The University of Toronto Master Plan called for the revitalization of the downtown campus with a notable architectural landmark. Located at the western entrance into the campus, the 10-storey Graduate House Residence is recognized as an iconic gateway building. A two-storey glass cornice extends over the adjacent street, creating a dynamic four metre tall university sign. The design objective was to define public space with a simple perimeter block building and incorporate other urban elements into the project such as a sunken courtyard, a reflecting pool, a terrace and a café.

AWARDS

2002 OAA Architectural Excellence Award
2002 AIA California Council Award
1998 AIA Los Angeles Next Award

1999 Progressive Architecture Citation
1999 46th Annual P/A Awards – Graduate Residence
1998 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence