Transsolar is proud to announce that two of our projects were awarded The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) 2020 Design Excellence Award.
The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building at the Schulich School of Business, York University, is hailed as one of the most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in North America. The $50-million building has a number of leading-edge technical features at the forefront of environmental sustainability, including a 27-meter high solar chimney for radiant heating and cooling, a green roof and rainwater recapture system. Transsolar worked on active and passive climate concept development for this new expansion building including classrooms and faculty offices. Architects were Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Toronto. (Photo: Tom Arban)
The other award winner, The Brearley School in New York City, goes above and beyond NYC-standards with its dream and vision for a new school building. The new location on New York’s Upper East Side is home to classrooms, a theater, dance studio and a gym. The new building features plenty of windows on the bottom floor and fewer on top, responding in an exemplary way to the New York City context and the environment in which it was built. The surrounding buildings provide excellent shading for the lower floors. Architects on this project were KPMB Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg. (Photo: Nic Lehoux)
The OAA Awards program recognizes and celebrates building projects that demonstrate architectural excellence, creativity and sustainable design.
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