B+H Architects and Hariri Pontarini Architects designed a new addition to University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, creating a new landmark in the area with a rhythmic facade of glass and nickel fins.
In recent years, the size and state of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law buildings were holding the school back. Lack of space was posing restrictions on class sizes, faculty office availability, extracurricular events and student interaction.
The faculty’s new Jackman Law building is designed to provide the school with more than 6000 sqm in an iconic new home. A wing overlooking Queen’s Park Crescent creates a new landmark in the area with a rhythmic facade of glass and nickel fins.
The new wing includes a 210-student lecture hall designed to function as both a classroom and a moot court, several seminar halls, a new student commons lounge and forum space, faculty and staff offices and a new food services outlet.
Construction also includes renovations to the library, adding a new, two-storey reading room. An additional, light renovation to the school’s historic Flavelle House reduces the building’s energy use. Altogether, the new facilities double the law school’s existing space.