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Life Sciences Complex

McGill University

Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Client: McGill University
Completion: September 2008
LEED: Gold

In Joint Venture with Provencher Roy et Associes Architectes
Tom Arban

The 180,000-square-foot Life Sciences Complex at McGill University was developed as a hub between the Faculty of Medicine’s McIntyre Building and the Science Faculty’s Stewart Biology Building. The goal is to house elements of both faculties within the Life Science Complex, to form a nexus point between existing buildings and in turn enhance interaction and discipline synergy. The complex is comprised of the McGill Cancer Centre and the Francesco Bellini Pavilion situated on the upper slopes of Mount Royal and on the western most point of the campus. The complex is also affiliated with two nearby hospitals.

Internally the complex is organized into three distinct components: wet and dry bench laboratories and local support spaces; stacked core equipment spaces; and a center for disease modeling.

This project is LEED Gold certified and incorporates a Green Roof and stormwater and greywater reuse. The facilities energy use is 37% less than the National Energy Code Target.