George Brown College Breaks Ground on Mass Timber Building

Published 12-29-2021
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place
  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

  • George Brown College - Limberlost Place

    Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

George Brown College broke ground in December of 2021 on a CAD$160 million mass timber building in Toronto. Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects, Limberlost Place will house the School of Architectural Studies, the School of Computer Technology, and the Brookfield Sustainability Institute. The 10-story, 204,000-sf facility will also accommodate research labs, flexible classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs, meeting rooms, a childcare facility, and a three-story atrium. Acting as a living laboratory for the development of sustainable construction technologies, the net-zero carbon project will generate as much energy as it consumes by leveraging solar chimneys, rooftop photovoltaic arrays, deep-water cooling, and smart building systems. Illuminated by abundant natural light, the academic innovation hub will utilize sophisticated ventilation systems to provide occupants with unrivaled access to fresh air. Occupancy is expected in summer of 2024.

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Acton Ostry Architects Inc