Montgomery Sisam has been awarded a Canadian Architect Award of Merit for the University of Toronto Koffler Scientific Reserve, a highly sustainable project accommodating students and professors in the study of ecology and environmental biology. Targeting net-zero energy, net-zero carbon, and LEED Gold, the building incorporates passive design strategies while minimizing energy use. Replacing three aging barns, the design is inspired by agrarian architecture, and aligned directly to cardinal coordinates so that each façade can respond to its solar orientation. The project reinforces indoor-outdoor connections, and is designed as a breathable, comfortable, and sustainable space for individuals who thrive in the outdoors, and contribute to the internationally recognized research of the Koffler Scientific Reserve.
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