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University of Toronto Breaks Ground on Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health

Published 12/7/2023
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The University of Toronto broke ground on the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) in November of 2023. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and MVRDV, the five-story, 144,482-sf building will offer world-class environments for the education of the next generation of physicians, nurse practitioners, and allied health practitioners. This inclusive hub for medical training will include two large TEAL classrooms for technology-enhanced active learning, a clinical psychology clinic, a pharmacy clinic, and an outpatient clinic where nurse practitioner students can provide supervised care to the community. The flexible facility will also house 10 case-based instructional labs, a 21-bed clinical skills lab, an anatomy lab, offices, meeting rooms, and a café. A five-story atrium with wood cladding will act as a central gathering place where students and faculty can engage in informal interaction.

Slated to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver sustainable design certification, SAMIH will feature air-source heat pumps and a sophisticated façade with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). EllisDon is the construction manager for the project, which will open in September of 2026.

Organization Project Role
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Construction Manager