Come out to a town hall meeting to learn about the new academic building planned for Woodworth College, the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies (CrimSL), and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR). You will have the chance to comment on a schematic design approved by a Steering Committee formed with representatives from Woodsworth, CrimSL and the CIRHR.
Welcome and Introductions – Carol Chin, Principal
Brief Project Overview – Jacquanline Liu, Project Manager, University Planning, Design & Construction
Woodsworth College and two of its partnering Centres are coming closer together through the devlopment of a new academic building in the Woodworth College precinct, which will build upon the academic and intellectual synergy of the College and the two Centres.
Development across the precinct will take the form of infill and strategic demolition. This first phase of the project will require demolition of the Drill Hall portion of 119 St George Street building, the current location of the Kruger Hall event and student space.
Among the constraints/ opportunities are the heritage elements of the historic buildings on the site and the much-coveted opened spaces.
The architectural vision of the project is to preserve the heritage fabric, open space and cohesive nature of its design; this vision is expanded upon under ‘Heritage status’. The new building must preserve the cloister-like connection to the courtyard, and step back with appropriate massing.
The first three levels of student and event space, in particular the main floor, must feel open, inviting and light-filled. Upper level floors should be designed to take advantage of new views of the courtyard, and along St George Street and minimize visual connection to Innis Residence immediately south of the site.