2018 Best of Design Award for Education: Daniels Building

Designer: NADAAA
Location: Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (DFALD) tapped NADAAA to design a new, 155,000-square-foot center that could incorporate studio spaces, fabrication workshops, classrooms, and offices. The school wanted the new building to also operate as a working sustainability prototype. The facility is connected to the adjacent landmark Knox College building, an existing 19th-century structure that features Gothic spires and edges. Though significantly different in style and detail, the historic building creates the ideal foil for the contemporary, boxlike facility. The folds of the roof aim to capture daylight while the glazing maximizes northern views. A Miesian curtain wall complements the building’s sober yet bold concrete and steel structure.

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing
Designer: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Location: Santa Barbara, California

Photo of UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

2018 Best of Design Awards for Education Honorable Mention: UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (Bruce Damonte)

Project Name: Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon University
Designer: OFFICE 52 Architecture
Location: Pittsburgh

Photo of the Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon University by OFFICE 52 Architecture

2018 Best of Design Awards for Education Honorable Mention: Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall
at Carnegie Mellon University, OFFICE 52 Architecture (Jeremy Bittermann)

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