Havergal College wins Ontario Wood Design Award￼
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The Havergal College Upper and Junior Schools have won the Ontario Wood Design Institutional Award for 2021.
The Havergal College master plan envisions an expanded and sustainable campus for a leading independent day and boarding school in Toronto for girls. The work was implemented through two phased projects: a two-storey expansion to the Junior School and a three-story expansion and renovation of the Upper School. Both projects are designed to meet the Toronto Green Standard and achieve LEED Gold certification, setting a new standard for energy efficiency and green building on the campus. In each project, mass timber structure, interior finishes and exterior wood components were designed as signature elements, each relating to the school’s woodland grounds – evoking the natural setting of the campus and strengthening bonds between students and environment.
“The winning projects reflect the innovation of an evolving wood culture that is gaining momentum in Ontario,” explained Marianne Berube, Executive Director for the Ontario Wood WORKS! Program. “We’re happy to partner with OFIA this year to recognize the design and construction teams that are pushing the boundaries of innovation for wood construction.”