|Portfolio||Science & Research|
|Size||275,000 SF (25,548 SM) 278,775 SF (25,899 SM), Atrium: 3,770 SF (350 SM)|
|Location||Hamilton, ON, Canada|
|Date||Summer 2004, Atrium: Summer 2005|
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Some of the most advanced medical research in Canada is conducted at the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. NORR’s design for this complex five-story building provides a mix of academic and research spaces for 250 scientists and 2,000 students. The ground floor provides six lecture halls, classrooms and a café for undergraduates.
There is also a three-story glass atrium with water features, an indoor garden and areas for gatherings and special announcements. Moving upward, the floors transition to graduate teaching spaces and specialized research labs for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. The building is engineered to provide the infrastructure necessary to accommodate sensitive top-line equipment and state-of-the-art research. It houses an advanced robotic microscope, one of only three in the world, Canada’s first university certified vector lab, a high throughput screening lab, with MRI and a stem cell research center. The building’s adaptability enables it to constantly evolve in support of the changing needs of the researchers. NORR continues to be an integral part of that process, working almost continuously with McMaster since the building opened.
- 2014 20 + 10 + X World Architecture (WA) Community Awards 16th Cycle visitors selection
- 2010 Ontario Masonry Design Awards Winner, Architectural Design: Institutional
- 2005 Ontario Concrete Awards (OCA), Cast-in-Place Concrete – Material Development and Innovation Award
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