Toronto, ON – Work has begun on a new science building at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The new building, scheduled to open in 2008, will provide collaborative space for interdisciplinary teaching and research in physical, environmental and life sciences.
Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, in association with Watson MacEwen Architects, the science building will extend from the existing science wing. It will house 16 laboratories and associated support areas; offices for faculty as well as work space for research assistants, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students; meeting rooms; lounges and a 250-seat lecture theatre.
The design will include floor-specific themes, including environmental chemistry, plant and microbial molecular biology and other life sciences. Each floor will foster a highly integrated approach to research and shared common space will enhance opportunities for academic and social discourse between researchers.