During the start of 2016, Perkins+Will’s Toronto office had a number of project wins in community recreation, independent school athletics, and collegiate athletic master planning. Of these wins, Appleby College selected Perkins+Will from a field of nine esteemed firms to lead the design of their new Athletics Complex.
Appleby College is an independent school founded in 1911, located in Oakville, Ontario. It offers a co-educational program from Grades 7 to 12 for 750 students. This new Athletic Complex is considered a major investment for the school and is expected to greatly influence student life on campus.
The complex will provide an auditorium for up to 925 participants, a 3-storey climbing wall, double competitive venue gym, multi-purposes fitness spaces, classrooms, study areas, and more. It is the hope of the school that this upgrade will make their school one of the best in Canada.
Perkins+Will’s understanding of the school’s community, the firm's programming expertise, and its commitment to building high quality sustainable environments helped bring Appleby’s vision into a firm concept.
With former alumnus Duff Balmer leading the design efforts for the complex, Perkins+Will is working with the school to envision architecture that embodies that special Appleby experience. Review preliminary designs and get a sense of the true excitement that is building for this special project, check out Appleby College’s video featuring School Principal Innes van Nostrand talking about what this project means to the school’s community of students and staff.