Ontario Construction News
Sustainability is at the core of the design and construction of the $117-million, LEED Platinum project. The structure will be constructed of mass timber–a renewable source material. And a portion of the food services will be supplied by the sustainable food program, harvesting from the building’s rooftop community gardens.
“As part of the revitalization of our historic campus, the Lawson Centre for Sustainability design process has thoughtfully integrated the beauty of our existing buildings with the very best contemporary sustainable design,” Trinity College officials said in a statement. “With a variety of student residences, communal spaces, and dining areas, as well as seminar rooms, faculty offices, and flexible event and learning spaces, the Lawson Centre for Sustainability is designed with the well-being of our community in mind.
“This state-of-the-art building will help integrate the principles of sustainability into daily life at Trinity College and address one of this generation’s greatest challenges.”
The academic space will increase the capacity for informal learning, multi-functional programming and minimize single-use spaces and the residence will accommodate 263 students.
Construction is slated for completion May 1, 2025.