Creative City Campus Renovations: Fabrication Studios
Temporary Closure and Renovations to the Fabrication Studios
Over the Summer and Fall of 2019, the Fabrication Studios (Wood, Metal, Plastics, Rapid Prototyping and Tool Loans) on Level 1 of 100 McCaul St. will be closed and renovated (see diagrams).
Renovations will be completed by December 31, 2019.
Improve OCAD U’s studio-based learning environments by expanding some studios and improving infrastructure within existing spaces
Provide new equipment and technology
Improve circulation, storage, work flow and transparency
Provide more opportunities for flexible student work space and social gathering
Improve energy efficiency of building systems (heating, air conditioning and ventilation; lighting, controls, network, etc.)
How will the studios change?
Significantly improved lighting and studio infrastructure
Reorganized layout that creates a more direct and connected pathway through the studios and new, flexible student working and gathering spaces
Reorganized layout that adds additional spaces for critique and faculty meetings
Improved visibility into the studios
Consolidated material sales and services space
Relocated and updated washroom
Improved energy efficiency of building systems (heating, air conditioning and ventilation; lighting, controls, network, etc.)
Impacts of the Fabrication Studio Closure
OCAD U recognizes the strong impact this project will have on our students, faculty, course offerings and equipment and process availability.
Careful studies were conducted over many months in consultation with key stakeholders across the university to determine the most cost and time efficient approach to the project.
The project includes adjusting course offerings as much as possible, in collaboration with Faculty offices and the Registrar.
Adjustments were made to provide as much curriculum as possible in alterative spaces on campus, and to set up as much equipment as possible in temporary locations for use.
A process is in place to address students' needs for processes normally available at the university. Students can submit an inquiry online. Needs will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in cooperation with Studio Management and relevant technicians.
The scope and value contracts for impacted staff and faculty are maintained (i.e. our technician and faculty compliment is not reduced, but may be redeployed to other studios to support temporary equipment set ups).
TEMPORARY SET-UPS AND STUDIO ELEMENT RELOCATIONS
Metal Temporary Location: Foundry Metals Area (see diagram)
MCA 152 will host Metal classes and related activities
Additional grinding stations in MCA 152E
Larger, less frequently used equipment located in the hallway recess, MCA 151
MCA 154A, the future Digital Centre, will be used for short term tool and hardware storage.
Temporary Metal Equipment Set Up:
4 Portable Oxy/Acetalene Units (6 workstations)
Cold cut saw
Additional drill press
PLUS existing equipment in Foundry
Wood Temporary Location: ED / ID Shop (see diagram)
Additional equipment has been integrated into MCA 517
Four additional larger, heavier work benches relocated to MCA 515 to facilitate larger projects
Some storage previously kept in MCA 515 has been relocated to MCA 528, to create space additional work space in the shop.
Temporary Wood Equipment Set Up:
Additional table saw
4 additional work benches
PLUS existing wood working equipment
Plastics Temporary Location: MCA 316 (see diagram)
RAPID PROTOTYPING CENTRE
Rapid Prototyping Centre Temporary Location: MCA 314 (see diagram)
All current services, with the exception of the large CNC milling machine have been relocated. A small CNC milling machine has been added.
Large CNC milling will be available through RP, facilitated by an external provider. Details available via the Rapid Prototyping web page.
Temporary RPC Equipment Set Up:
All 3D printers
All laser cutters
Small CNC milling machine
Tool Loans is temporarily located in MCA 265 (formerly the Anniversary Gallery in 100 McCaul St.); entrance via hallway, across from Distribution Services
Studio Management Offices are temporarily relocated to MCF 220 (51 McCaul St.)
Questions? Contact Us!
We’re here to collaborate with you as we work through the challenges and opportunities in this project! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team about any question! Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Hunniford, Manager, Campus Planning and Projects Joanne Frisch, Director, Campus Planning and Projects Nick Hooper, Director, Facilities and Studios Sarah Mulholland, Manager, Student Communications and Campus Community
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am
By special invitation, Ceramics will be participating in the show this year. This exhibition will be presented at the Ontario College of Art and Design in the Great Hall. An eclectic mix of Art and Design projects will be featured.
The Exhibition runs from Tuesday Feb. 26th thru to Friday Feb. 29th.
Location: The Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul Street in the Great Hall.
This Exhibition has been generously supported by the Faculty of Art
This series of lectures and presentations by the Craft Studios artists-in-residence is an important part of the professional development programme. A selection of artists (often in their final year of residency) present, as part of the Craft Department's artists-in-residence biennial exhibition an illustrated lecture to their peers and greater craft community talking about their work and career and the impact the artist-inresidency has had on their development.
As part of ongoing Craft Studio programming we present an afternoon session of talks by the artists-in-residence and others. They will lecture about the development of their work and ideas.
Venue & Address:
Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario