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.
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