Fabrication Studio Renovation Details (May 2019)

Floor plate diagram of new Fabrication Studio layout
Floor plate diagram of areas of work for Fabrication Studios
Concept sketches of Fabrication Studio adjacent areas
Tuesday, May 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. 
  • The studios will close on April 24, 2019. 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.)

Where is this happening?

  • The Wood, Metal, Plastics, Rapid Prototyping and adjacent areas, including studio/seminar spaces in Level 1 McCaul St. will be closed starting April 24 through December 31, 2019 (see diagram).
  • The Assembly Room in MCA 161 will be closed throughout the summer. Construction is being phased to ensure this space is reopened in time for the Fall 2019 term, to minimize impact on students and alleviate pressure on the other temporary relocations of the various Fabrication studios (see diagrams). 

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 are being 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.
  • The university is exploring partnerships with external organizations to fulfill our community’s needs while the work is underway; a process for reviewing needs on a case-by-case basis is being developed and will be announced later this summer. 
  • The scope and value contracts for impacted staff and faculty will be maintained (e.g. technicians and faculty will not be reduced; they 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, proposed to house Metal classes and related work. Exact locations and some shifting during term may be required to align with Foundry processes.
  • Additional grinding stations will be created in MCA 152E
  • Some larger, less frequently used equipment may be located in the hallway recess, MCA 151. 
  • MCA 154A, the future Digital Centre, can be used for short term tool and hardware storage. 

Temporary Metal Equipment Set Up:

  • 3 Portable Oxy/Acetalene Units (6 workstations)
  • Cold cut saw
  • Additional drill press
  • Anvil
  • Lathe
  • Hossefeld bender
  • Mig welder
  • PLUS existing equipment in Foundry

Metal Materials Storage:

  • Metal materials storage to remain within the construction area, with scheduled access by the technician only.

WOOD STUDIO

Wood Temporary Location: ED / ID Shop (see diagram)

  • Integrate additional equipment in MCA 517.
  • Temporarily relocate four additional larger, heavier work benches to MCA 515 to facilitate larger projects.
  • Potentially relocate current storage in MCA 515 to alcove MCA 528, to create space additional work space.

Temporary Wood Equipment Set Up:

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

ED / ID and Wood Materials Storage:

  • The Projects and Studio Management teams are reviewing storage capacity and process to best utilize MCA 517B for material storage.

PLASTICS STUDIO

Plastics Temporary Location: MCA 316 (see diagram)

  • Relocation of Plastics to MCA 316 suite (some minor space alterations are required). 
  • Smaller rooms in this space will be set up as needed for equipment and workspace.

Temporary Plastics Equipment Set Up:

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

Plastics Material Storage:

  • Required materials and tools will be stored in MCA 316D. 

RAPID PROTOTYPING CENTRE

Rapid Prototyping Centre (RPC) Temporary Location: MCA 314 (see diagram)

  • All current services, with the exception of the large CNC milling machine will be relocated. 
  • Projects and Studio Management team are in the process of purchasing a small CNC milling machine to help support students during the renovations. 
  • Large CNC milling requirements to be managed offsite. 

Temporary RPC Equipment Set Up:

  • All 3D printers
  • All laser cutters
  • Possibly also mini CNC milling machine

RPC Material Storage:

  • Materials for RPC will be relocated and stored within the new temporary location in MCA 314. 

TOOL LOANS, STUDIO MANAGEMENT, STUDIO/SEMINAR ROOMS

Tool Loans 

  • Remain in its current location on Level 1 until end of day, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Will be temporarily relocated to MCA 265 (currently known as the Anniversary Gallery in 100 McCaul St.) on Wednesday, May 8 where it will remain for the duration of the renovations. 

Studio Management Offices

  • Relocation to available office space in MCF 220 (51 McCaul St.) for the duration of the renovations. 

Studio/Seminar Rooms from Level 1, 100 McCaul St.  (Fall 2019)

  • The Studio/Seminar Rooms MCA 166, 140 and 141 will be unavailable during the renovations.  
  • Activities normally delivered in these rooms may be accommodated in MCG 104 (49 McCaul St.) and other spaces around the campus. 

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​. If you're a student with specific studio/process access questions, you're also welcome to complete this questionnairre, which our team will review and get back to you on. 

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

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)
Studio/Seminar accommodations: MCG 49 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