York University Neuroscience Laboratory and Research Building

York University Neuroscience Lab Research Building Elevation

York University Neuroscience Laboratory and Research Building

Expanding Research Capabilities on Campus

The new Neuroscience Laboratory and Research Building, designed by HDR, will add to the Sherman Health Science Research Centre and expanding neuroscience and health sciences research capabilities to create a new nexus of research at York University. It will include wet laboratories, kinesiology and neuropsychology laboratories, and research offices.

The two-story building rises from a narrow strip of land between the Sherman Health Science Research Centre and York University Alumni Field, steps from the new Pioneer Village subway station. A green roof minimizes the building’s contribution to the urban heat island effect. A limited list of exterior finishes result in a clean, simple exterior.  These include curtain wall glazing with glass treated with bird-friendly frit patterns, sections of sun-shading, pre-finished metal panels in two tones, metal louvers, and composite concrete panels. Students and faculty will have access to the new lab via a direct indoor connection with the existing building to the south via a lower-level corridor. Pedestrian pathways connect the building to the surrounding campus and the subway station.

The project is being fast-tracked to construction through the city of Toronto’s Gold Star program. Full building permits are anticipated by the end of 2020.

 

York University Neuroscience Lab Research Building Elevation
Client
York University
Location

Toronto, ON
Canada

Size
54,421 sf (4963 m²)
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