Coffee with Thom Mayne, founder and design principal of Morphosis

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Coffee with Thom Mayne, founder and design principal of Morphosis

A great opportunity! …to chat with Thom Mayne, the Design Director for Creative City Campus, the founding principal of Morphosis Architects. 

Morphosis and Teeple Architects will share some insight about key issues related to contemporary architecture, design, beauty and built form.  They are eager to hear questions and thoughts from the OCAD U community related to your projects, research, and passions.

Open to: all students, staff and faculty

When: February 16, 10:30 – 11:30

Where: 115 McCaul – 2nd floor

 

Thom Mayne Bio:

Thom Mayne, tis a founder and design principal of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collectively organized architecture firm. Morphosis has always been known for uncompromising designs and a drive to surpass the bounds of traditional forms and materials, while also working to carve out a territory beyond the limits of modernism and postmodernism. The firm was founded in 1972 by Mayne and Jim Stafford and one year later Michael Rotondi joined them and remained as partner until 1991. Types of buildings undertaken by Morphosis range from residential, institutional, and civic buildings, to large urban planning projects.

Thom Mayne was born in Westbury, Connecticut in 1944. He lived for part of his childhood in Gary, Indiana. When he was ten, his mother moved the family to Whittier, California. Although he enrolled in California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, he received his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1968. He then worked for two years as a planner for Victor Gruen. He began his teaching career at Cal Poly at Pomona, but soon he, along with six colleagues, was fired. That was the genesis of the founding of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1972. He returned to school and received his master of architecture degree from Harvard University in 1978. He has held teaching posts at Columbia University, Harvard University, Yale University, the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

 

Creative City Campus:

The Creative City Campus (CCC) project will revitalize and expand the institution’s core creative spaces on McCaul Street. The project involves approximately 55,000 square feet of new construction and 95,000 square feet of renovation and repurposing of existing space in and around the existing facilities of the university. A preliminary outline of project objectives is listed below but is subject to change, following the outcomes of the engagement strategy. Development and financing strategies will be developed in 2017.

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul – 2nd floor
Cost: 
Free
Black and White portrait of Thom Mayne

Creative City Campus INFO Session

CCC Information Session
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Fabrication & DRPT Studio Renovations!

Information Sessions:

February 20th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- MCA 258 - George Reid House

OR

February 26th at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- MCA 258 - George Reid House

 

PLUS there will be a few Pop-up Discussions:

February 27th 2:30 to 4:00 pm -- Learning Zone

March 5th and 6th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Main Lobby at 100 McCaul

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 258, 100 McCaul
Digital Screen: 

CCC Pop-Up Discussion: Fabrication & DRPT Renovations

CCC Pop Up
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Drop by one of our informal pop-up discussions with the Campus Planning & Projects Team and learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) project: renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios over the summer and fall terms. Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 

Learning Zone (122 St. Patrick St.)

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Main Lobby (100 McCaul St.)

  • Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Additionally, the team is hosting two information sessions for the OCAD U community 
in MCA 258, George Reid House:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Can’t make any of these times? Read up on the latest by visiting www.ocadu.ca/ccc. Want Campus Planning & Projects to come speak with your group about this project? Got questions? Contact us at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.  

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/ccc
Email: 
creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca

CCC Pop-Up Discussion: Fabrication & DRPT Renovations

CCC Pop Up
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Drop by one of our informal pop-up discussions with the Campus Planning & Projects Team and learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) project: renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios over the summer and fall terms. Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 

Learning Zone (122 St. Patrick St.)

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Main Lobby (100 McCaul St.)

  • Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Additionally, the team is hosting two information sessions for the OCAD U community 
in MCA 258, George Reid House:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Can’t make any of these times? Read up on the latest by visiting www.ocadu.ca/ccc. Want Campus Planning & Projects to come speak with your group about this project? Got questions? Contact us at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.  

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
Email: 
creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca

CCC Pop-Up Discussion: Fabrication & DRPT Renovations

CCC Pop-Up Discussions
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 2:30pm

Drop by one of our informal pop-up discussions with the Campus Planning & Projects Team and learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) project: renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios over the summer and fall terms. Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 

Learning Zone (122 St. Patrick St.)

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Main Lobby (100 McCaul St.)

  • Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12 to 2 p.m. in the Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Additionally, the team is hosting two information sessions for the OCAD U community 
in MCA 258, George Reid House:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Can’t make any of these times? Read up on the latest by visiting www.ocadu.ca/ccc. Want Campus Planning & Projects to come speak with your group about this project? Got questions? Contact us at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.  

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/ccc
Email: 
creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca

Info Session: CCC Fabrication, Drawing & Painting Studio Renovations

CCC Info Session
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join the Campus Planning & Projects Team to learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus project, renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios over the summer and fall terms. Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 

Information Sessions (MCA 258, George Reid House)

  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, Campus Planning & Projects will be available to speak with at several pop-up discussion opportunities:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. -- Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick
  • Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 2 p.m. -- Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12 to 2 p.m. -- Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Can’t make any of these times? Read up on the latest by visiting the Creative City Campus website.
Want Campus Planning & Projects to come speak with your group about this project? Got questions? Contact us at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.  

Venue & Address: 
MCA 258 George Reid House
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/ccc
Email: 
creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca

Info Session: CCC Fabrication, Drawing & Painting Studio Renovations

CCC Info Session
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join the Campus Planning & Projects Team to learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus project, renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios over the summer and fall terms. Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 

Information Sessions (MCA 258, George Reid House)

  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, Campus Planning & Projects will be available to speak with at several pop-up discussion opportunities:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. -- Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick
  • Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 2 p.m. -- Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12 to 2 p.m. -- Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Can’t make any of these times? Read up on the latest by visiting the Creative City Campus website.
Want Campus Planning & Projects to come speak with your group about this project? Got questions? Contact us at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.  

Venue & Address: 
MCA 258, George Reid Wing
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/ccc
Email: 
creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca

CCC Update: Summer/Fall 2019 renovations in Fabrication and Drawing & Painting Studios

Three students working at a lathe
Friday, February 1, 2019

The next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) project construction will soon begin: the renovations of more than 30,000 square feet of Fabrication and Drawing & Painting studios at 100 McCaul St. This is a significant step in the project to transform OCAD U’s studio-based learning environment.

The CCC consulting team, led by Teeple and Morphosis Architects in collaboration with Two Row Architects, has worked over the last year in tandem with OCAD U’s Campus Planning and Projects team, our technicians, faculty, staff and students to plan for this project.

To enable efficient, cost- and time-effective work, some parts of the studios will be temporarily closed during the renovations.

Required, core course offerings that are dependent on these studios will be prioritized for relocation elsewhere on campus during the summer and fall academic terms. The Campus Planning & Projects team, with the help of our technicians and staff, have also organized external partnerships and alternative arrangements to accommodate our community’s needs. More information on these alternatives will be available by spring.  

All members of the team are aware of the impact that these closures and renovations will inevitably have on the community over their duration en route to creating a better learning experience. The team’s objectives are both to minimize disruption and to complete the renovations as quickly as possible.

Here’s what you need to know about the renovations:

What?

Fabrication Studios
100 McCaul St., Level 1 (approx. 20,000 square feet)

  • Expanded Wood, Metal, Plastics and Rapid Prototyping fabrication shops
  • A new, centralized sales and services depot for materials and tool loans
  • Upgraded equipment, lighting, controls and heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC)
  • Enhanced space navigation, accessibility, transparency, flexibility and sustainability

Select Drawing & Painting Studios
100 McCaul St., Level 4 south (approx. 8,000 square feet)

  • Improved student and faculty experience of the drawing and painting studios with new lighting, controls, finishes, furniture, storage and AV
  • A new student hub that enables gathering, display, critique and day-to-day work
  • Upgraded build shop with new lighting, controls, storage and equipment

In addition, the roof of the original building at 100 McCaul St. will have end-of-life mechanical units replaced with new energy-efficient units integrated with the Building Automation System.

 When?

  • April 23: Formal assessment period ends (last day for access to Fabrication Studios and Drawing & Painting studios)
  • April 24 to May 12: Final cleaning/moving of Drawing & Painting and Fabrication Studio equipment
  • May 13: Construction begins
  • August 15: Level 4 Drawing & Painting studio renovation complete; studios re-open
  • December 31: Level 1 Fabrication Studio renovation complete; studios re-open

Temporary Core Function Relocations
Core functions of the Fabrications studios and related activities will be re-located throughout the construction period beginning early summer.

  • Wood studio: MCA 515 and 517
  • Metal studio: MCA 152
  • Plastics studio: MCA 316
  • Rapid Prototyping: MCA 314
  • Assembly space: Remaining MCA 161
  • Functions from MCA 166 will be distributed to other classrooms, including MCG 104 (49 McCaul St.)
  • Functions from MCA 140 and 141 will be distributed elsewhere (exact locations will be posted soon)
  • Tool Loans is being located within 100 McCaul St. The proposed location is the Anniversary Gallery space in MCA 265 (to be confirmed soon)
  • Studio Management offices will be relocated to MCF, 51 McCaul Street, Level 2

Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation Impacts
Certain areas of the main building at 100 McCaul St. will be affected while the heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) units are upgraded. Temporary measures will be in place for affected stakeholders. Complete details will be provided in the near future.

Faculty and Staff Offices
A number of options are being considered; the team will consult with those impacted to finalize these plans.

Technician Contracts
Our technicians are key community members with important roles supporting students’ use of equipment, procurement and distribution of materials and training in processes in OCAD U’s studios. They will continue to work as normal throughout the temporary closures of the Fabrication studios and will be deployed to the alternative studio areas where they will continue to provide their support (e.g. the studios with wood and plastics on Level 5, and in the Foundry for metal processes, etc.).

GradEx 104
Rooms MCA 161, 166, 140 and 141 will continue to be available as exhibition space for GradEx; they will be closed and their functions relocated following the show on May 11. As per the dates listed above, the core Fabrication studios will be closed as of April 23 to enable faculty and staff to pack and prepare equipment for moving, and clean out the studios to start construction. Tool Loans will be moved to a temporary location in time to support GradEx setup.

Upcoming Town Hall
Students, faculty and staff will be invited to join the Campus Planning & Projects and Studios Team for a town hall so that you can learn more about this next phase of the project. Date and time details will be announced very soon.

In the meantime, send your questions and comments to creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca. See you at the Town Hall Information Session!   

Temporary Entrance Closures, Experiential Learning Centre: February 2, 3

Temporary closures during the lift of sections of the scrim onto the Experiential Learning Centre on February 2 and/or 3. 

Temporary Entrance Closure, Experiential Learning Centre

The main entrance to the Experiential Learning Centre will be closed periodically the week of October 23 to 27 to faciliate the safety requirements of construction on the exterior of the building. 

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