Fabrication Studio Renovation Details (August 2019)

Floor plate diagram of new Fabrication Studio layout
Floor plate diagram of areas of work for Fabrication Studios
Concept sketch: new Fabrication Centre entrance
Concept sketch: new Fabrication Centre corridor
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

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. 

Objectives:

  • ​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 STUDIO

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
  • Anvil
  • Lathe
  • Hossefeld bender
  • Mig welder
  • PLUS existing equipment in Foundry

WOOD STUDIO

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:

  • Larger planer
  • Large jointer
  • Additional table saw
  • 4 additional work benches 
  • PLUS existing wood working equipment

PLASTICS STUDIO

Plastics Temporary Location: MCA 316 (see diagram)

  • Table saw
  • Band saw
  • Drill Press
  • Mill
  • Mini lathe
  • Router
  • Mitre Saw
  • Formec
  • Work tables 

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

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

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 creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca​. 

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

Poster: 
Metal Studio accommodations: Level 1, George Reid Wing
Wood Studio accommodations: ED / ID Studio on Level 5
Plastics Studio accommodations: MCA 316
Rapid Prototyping Accommodations: MCA 314
Tool Loans (MCA 265) and Studio Management accommodations (MCF 51 McCaul)
Assembly room in MCA 161 - open for Fall 2019

Ada Slaight Drawing & Painting Studio Renovations Details (March 2019)

Floor plate image describing area of work in Level 4 south, 100 McCaul
Concept Sketches illustrating new studios and adjacent areas
Thursday, March 28, 2019

What’s Happening? 

Creative City Campus Renovations: Ada Slaight Drawing & Painting Studios

Temporary Closure and Renovations to the Ada Slaight Drawing & Painting Studios

  • Over the Summer of 2019, the Drawing & Painting Studios located on Level 4 south of 100 McCaul St. will be closed for renovations. 
  • Renovations will begin in May, following the Graduate Exhibition, and will be completed by August 31, 2019. 

Objectives

  • ​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.)

Where is this happening?

  • Level 4 Drawing & Painting Studios and hallways, 100 McCaul St. (see diagram)

How will the studios change? 

  • Significantly improved lighting and studio infrastructure (see concept sketches)
  • Improved pin-up and display surfaces​
  • Reorganized layout that creates new, flexible student working and gathering spaces
  • Reorganized layout that adds additional spaces for critique and faculty meetings
  • Improved energy efficiency of building systems (heating, air conditioning and ventilation; lighting, controls, network, etc.)

Impacts of the Summer 2019 Renovations

  • The south wing of the Drawing & Painting studios on Level 4, known as the Ada Slaight Studios, and their adjacent washrooms, offices and storage areas will be completely closed throughout the renovations period.
  • During this period, the Drawing & Painting resource office will operate in MCA 440, and the build shop functions of MCA 475 will run in MCA 430.

Upgrades to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) 

  • Some areas on the north side of the main building at 100 McCaul St. will be impacted while the heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) end-of-life units are offline and upgraded during the summer. Temporary measures will be implemented to maintain environmental comforts in the building.

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 creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca​.

Andrea Hunniford, Lead, 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

Call for Applications - Ossington Public Exhibition 2019

Career Launcher Ossington Public Exhibition 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:45am to Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00am

 

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: February 25, 2019

Hullmark Developments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Ossington Public Exhibition Career Launcher for senior students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Art.

The exhibition will open in April 2019 at 12 Ossington St. Toronto. The selected proposal will be mounted in a boutique-like space with large window opening out to the busy Ossington street. Due to current access restriction at the building, curators are encouraged to propose projects that can be experienced from the outside. Selected proposal will receive a project support of $ 2,500 from the CEAD. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be Faculty of Art upper-year students or recent graduates from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Proposal must have at least one (1) designated curator.
  • Proposal must be a group show exhibiting at least three (3) artists. 
  • Curators cannot be exhibiting artists.
  • Proposal must commit to paying minimum artist’s fees per CARFAC schedules or higher. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and a confirmation of eligibility. 
  • One-page curatorial statement.
  • CVs and bios for all artists and curators.
  • Maximum 10 support images in jpeg following naming format: 01_ExhibitionTitle_ArtistName.jpeg
  • An image list including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/ duration (for media work). 
  • Budget proposal. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

Visit www.careerlaunchers.format.ca for full details.

 

Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

A juried exhibition of Art by First Year Faculty of Art students

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:00am to Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art First Year Art students and faculty present: A juried exhibition of Art by First Year Faculty of Art students

Opening Celebration with Performances:  Thursday, March 31st   2 to 4 pm

 

 

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 2nd Floor 100 McCaul All Welcome
Celebration of First Year Logo