Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Toronto, Ontario

Project Info
Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Toronto, Ontario
Completion date: est. 2018
Square footage: 300,000
LEED Gold Targeted

The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCHSC) at Ryerson University will create 31,000 gsm of mixed use including activities from the four Schools from the Faculty of Health Sciences and a wide range of student living, learning and innovation spaces, including an apartment style residence.

Perkins+Will was selected to create the full functional program for the project, and following the site selection, Perkins+Will was selected as the Architect and Prime Consultant. The DCHSC site is located steps from the heart of the Ryerson campus. The project will play a vital role in enhancing campus connectivity, fostering the development of a vibrant and exciting public realm, and demonstrating Ryerson’s leadership in sustainable performance and design excellence. The building will be a true mixed-use development, incorporating a wide range of academic, residential, and public functions. Key components are as follows:
Teaching, administration, and research facilities for four academic Health Sciences programs, relocated from elsewhere on campus: the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health (SOPHe) and the Midwifery Education program.
Six centrally-booked classrooms, ranging from 60 to 225 seats and accommodating a total of 730 students;
Administration space for Ryerson University Advancement (UA) and Communications, Government and Community Engagement (CGCE);
A significant food services program, including a commercial kitchen, marché style servery, and dining seats for 80;
A Fabrication Zone dedicated to rapid prototyping and digital production, for use as a shared resource within Ryerson’s growing Zone Learning program; and
A student residence with at least 330 beds.

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