Doors Open OCAD U - Sharp Centre for Design


Walk around the award-winning Sharp Centre and take a sneak peek at OCAD University's amazing teaching facilities. This is a unique opportunity to peer behind the scenes at some of the most popular courses including: the textiles and fibre studio, screen printing, watercolour, chair design, animation and wearable media. Meet some of OCAD's students and the outstanding professional faculty members that are artists and designers with active practices in their respective fields.

 
DateSaturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4b312bc76a8cc410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&key=FFB65E13A174A8E985257F54005E4816

Location

OCAD University Sharp Centre for Design 100 McCaul St., Level 5&6

OCAD U - Sharp Centre for Design

Educational Institute Library or Archives, Built after 2000

100 McCaul St., Level 5&6 (map)
416-977-6000

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Days Open

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last Admittance: 5:00 pm

Architecture

Year: 2004
Style: Contemporary (1995 – Present)
Original Architect: Will Alsop in partnership with Toronto-based Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc.

Building Description

This centre opened in 2004 as part of a major campus redevelopment. The award-winning, black-and-white 'tabletop' structure stands above OCAD University's main campus building on 12 multi-coloured steel legs. The centre is named after benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp. It was designed by acclaimed British architect Will Alsop in partnership with Toronto-based Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc., along with structural engineers from Carruthers & Wallace Ltd. and MCW Consultants Ltd. In 2013, critic Christopher Hume named it one of the 'five most influential buildings' in Toronto. Awards include: Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award, 2004; Award of Excellence, Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards, 2005; Most Outstanding Technical Project, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, 2005; and Benjamin Moore Contract Exterior Award, 2006 (Awarded to Will Alsop).

Visitor Experience

Walk around the award-winning Sharp Centre and take a sneak peek at OCAD University's amazing teaching facilities. This is a unique opportunity to peer behind the scenes at some of the most popular courses including: the textiles and fibre studio, screen printing, watercolour, chair design, animation and wearable media. Meet some of OCAD's students and the outstanding professional faculty members that are artists and designers with active practices in their respective fields.

Tours

Tours throughout the day but non-scheduled.

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted, including tripod
Interior filming permitted, including tripod

DateSaturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4b312bc76a8cc410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&key=FFB65E13A174A8E985257F54005E4816

Location

OCAD University Sharp Centre for Design 100 McCaul St., Level 5&6

Hidden Order is a one-night exhibition showcasing new and experimental works produced by OCADU graduate students. It reflects research and exploration of open-ended approaches to subjects including (but not limited to) new media, computation, natural systems, complex adaptive systems, artificial life art, evolutionary biology & algorithms, contemporary art, and immersive environments in virtual or mixed reality.  
Please join us for an end of year social and celebration of our First Year Drawing and Painting Student Self Portraits! 
An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kirstie McCallum
Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Shannon Lee
Harm Reduction Workshop from the Peer Wellness Education Program at Health & Wellness 
On Tuesday, April 23rd come support C Magazine at our annual fundraising auction of Canadian and international contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, with work by Ginette Legaré and Beth Stuart.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the closed doors of a grant review committee? Join the Office of Research and Innovation on Wednesday, April 24th for an eye-opening discussion on research and arts funding applications and reviews, featuring panelists who have served as reviewers in the past.
Icons of the Blues, by Professor Terry Shoffner.
An international symposium to release the findings of the StudentDwellTO research partnership and discuss alternatives to the housing (un)affordability crisis.
Toronto Queer Film Festival  (TQFF) is showcasing student work again this fall! We are seeking film + video work under 20 minutes in length. Preference for work created in or after 2017.
OCAD University's Sharp Center for Design
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

OCAD U - Sharp Centre for Design

Educational Institute Library or Archives, Built after 2000

100 McCaul St., Level 5&6 (map)
416-977-6000

Website     Twitter     Facebook     Instagram     YouTube     Flickr

Days Open

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last Admittance: 5:00 pm

Architecture

Year: 2004
Style: Contemporary (1995 – Present)
Original Architect: Will Alsop in partnership with Toronto-based Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc.

Building Description

This centre opened in 2004 as part of a major campus redevelopment. The award-winning, black-and-white 'tabletop' structure stands above OCAD University's main campus building on 12 multi-coloured steel legs. The centre is named after benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp. It was designed by acclaimed British architect Will Alsop in partnership with Toronto-based Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc., along with structural engineers from Carruthers & Wallace Ltd. and MCW Consultants Ltd. In 2013, critic Christopher Hume named it one of the 'five most influential buildings' in Toronto. Awards include: Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award, 2004; Award of Excellence, Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards, 2005; Most Outstanding Technical Project, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, 2005; and Benjamin Moore Contract Exterior Award, 2006 (Awarded to Will Alsop).

Visitor Experience

Walk around the award-winning Sharp Centre and take a sneak peek at OCAD University's amazing teaching facilities. This is a unique opportunity to peer behind the scenes at some of the most popular courses including: the textiles and fibre studio, screen printing, watercolour, chair design, animation and wearable media. Meet some of OCAD's students and the outstanding professional faculty members that are artists and designers with active practices in their respective fields.

Tours

Tours throughout the day but non-scheduled.

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted, including tripod
Interior filming permitted, including tripod

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Sharp Centre for Design 100 McCaul St., Level 5&6
Website: 
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4b312bc76a8cc410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&key=FFB65E13A174A8E985257F54005E4816
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 
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