Bergeron Centre featured on UrbanToronto
The topping-out ceremony for the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has been featured on UrbanToronto, the city’s premier website focused on architecture, urban development and real estate.
The article features images from the event last week as well as the latest pictures of the structure that is fast emerging – it will be completed in 2015.
York U Tops Out Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
With the construction of the Spadina Subway extension in full swing, York University students will soon be able to take the train straight to the campus. Students of the Lassonde School of Engineering will have it even sweeter. On Thursday, the University celebrated the official topping out of the $60 million Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence.
Designed by ZAS Architects, in collaboration with Arup Engineering and Scott Torrance Landscape Architects, the five-storey building will contain nearly 167,500 square feet of learning space for the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering programs.
The plans for a new building have been in the works for years. “The school was longing for a new home and needed a new identity,” said Janusz Kozinski, Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Studio spaces, lounge areas, teaching labs, workshops and collaborative classrooms will all be contained within the structure, which has been dubbed ‘The Cloud’ by faculty and students for its unique shape.