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

We are offering student support throughout Study Week! In addition to daily drop-in tutoring, we are offering the Drop-In Writing Studio on Friday, February 22nd. 
The Four Seasons Toronto would like to  feature work of emerging Canadian artists in a rotating art installation in d|bar to capture the heart and spirit of our beloved Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Deadline for submissions: February 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered.
Information Sessions re: Creative City Campus
MFA Thesis Exhibition presented by OCAD University and SAVAC
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Queer Print Club STUDIO TIMES for Winter / Spring 2019 Hosted by Nick Shick, Printmaking Technician Queer Print Club is open to all current members of the OCAD U community!
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
The Library's annual book sale is coming! From February 25 until March 1 (9am-5pm), visit the lobby of 100 McCaul for hundreds of pre-loved art & design books, exhibition catalogues, some fiction, non-fiction, general interest, and ephemera. Proceeds support the library. Cash only.
At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice The book features chapters on two OCAD University Faculty of Art professors, Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski.
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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