Montgomery Sisam is thrilled to announce that Magna Hall at Seneca College’s King Campus has officially been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council.
Located in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine, the Magna Hall expansion project supports a broader range of academic and extracurricular programming and defines a new urban landscape for the King Campus with all the amenities of a rural site. Public spaces, atria, and informal study spaces are connected to new exterior plazas, gardens, and walkways, creating evocative connections with the natural environment.
Given the strong ecological mandate of the College, the expansion project integrates a number of important sustainability features. Inspired by the site’s picturesque location by Lake Seneca, the team designed an energy efficient multipurpose pond to consolidate fire water storage, stormwater management, and irrigation supply. The pond replaces large visible tanks or underground cisterns and seamlessly blends in with the landscape, visibly demonstrating environmentally sensitive design. Thoughtful building orientation, massing, and fenestration, together with high performance building systems, ample daylighting, flexibility and adaptability also contribute to high levels of operational and energy efficiency.
The Seneca College King Campus Expansion project was completed by Montgomery Sisam Architects in joint venture with Maclennan Jaulkalns Miller Architects. EllisDon was the Contractor.