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Canada | GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE – NEW WATERFRONT CAMPUS Canada | COMPANY NAME On the Waterfront ELLISDON IS BUILDING GBC’S NEW WATERFRONT CAMPUS IN TORONTO. BY ALAN DORICH Sherbourne »Viewed from Toronto’sWaterfront Commons, GBC’s new Campus will open to students in 2012. IMAGE COURTESY OF STANTEC ARCHITECTURE | KPMB ARCHITECTS, ARCHITECTS IN JOINT VENTURE FOR GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE F or Toronto, the waterfront along Lake Ontario is booming with development, as Waterfront Toronto, an agency of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, transforms the former industrial edge of the lake and reconnects the city with the waterfront. George Brown College (GBC), also based in Toronto, will have the honor of being the first public institution to be located at the water’s edge. EllisDon is building the New Waterfront Campus for GBC, which will stand eight stories and house the four schools of GBC’s health sciences faculty. GBC Executive Director of Waterfront Development Terry Comeau says the $175 million new campus development project will not only consolidate programs in one location, but also will facilitate a new teaching methodology promoting inter-professional education between these disciplines. “It is an innovative approach to healthcare education whereby the various healthcare disciplines work together and [learn] from each other in collaborative applied learning environments,” she explains. “[We are] trying to promote inter-disciplinary learning and break down the communications silos that have existed historically between the various healthcare professions.” The design of the building, by the joint venture of Stantec and KPMB Architects, also promotes this learning environment. “The building is a vertical campus, and is very transparent, with lots of glass, key study and group oriented spaces, such as our learning landscapes, overlooking the park and the water,” Comeau says. “It speaks to the transparency of the modern education process, the accessibility of public institutions and the idea that every space within the environment can be a learning space supporting group and collaborative study. All of our classrooms are multimedia learning lab environments for applied learning in lieu of traditional classrooms.” George Brown College - New Waterfront Campus • Project budget: $175 million • Location: Toronto • Scope: Eight-story educational building “The college has a very active green team that is involved in greening our operations, facility management and corporate functions.” –Terry Comeau, executive director of waterfront development tions – to support a more responsible and more sustainable future for our students and ourselves,” Comeau says. The green features at the new Waterfront Campus will include a gray water reuse system, a green roof and the use of siting principles, which orient spaces toward natural light. “We have controlled solar heat gain, and are designing an advanced building controls and energy management system, both of which are big issues for a building that has so much glaz- Going for the Gold The New Waterfront Campus is aiming for LEED Gold certification, which reflects GBC’s commitment to green. “The college has very active green and facility teams that are focused upon sustainability in our operations, facility management and day-to-day corporate func- 180 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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