Honour Court and Welcome Centre | North York, ON

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Program
Academic
Client
York University
Location
North York, ON
Status
Complete
Partnering Architects
N/A
Year
2000

York University’s Honour Court and Welcome Centre is a dramatic architectural expression situated at the Keele Street entrance to the campus. The structure is the first built form that is encountered upon entering the campus and is simultaneously registered by two very different user groups—drivers and pedestrians. Seen from a passing vehicle, its sweeping cantilevers and horizontal elements create the illusion of velocity, while the enclosed inner court is peaceful and serene to create a sense of stillness and respect for the donors who are honoured on the marble plaques that frame the space.

AWARDS

2001 OAA Architectural Excellence Award
2001 Plachta Award for Architectural Excellence

2001 Ontario Concrete Award
1999 Honor Court and Entrance Gate Competition – First Prize