HH Angus provided consulting engineering for this 740,000 ft² high rise research and educational facility, which has created a high-tech, cost-effective space for evolving state-of-the-art technologies for SickKids.
The new building enhances the overall campus of SickKids, which now totals over 2,500,000 ft². SickKids is a landmark hospital and is renowned internationally as a world-class healthcare and research institution. The facility has been designed to target LEED® Gold, and energy modeling indicates a noteworthy improvement over the minimum energy performance required by the program. Systems were segregated to achieve significant thermal reuse within the facility, and the option to integrate a waste heat recovery system from the neighbouring district heating provider was incorporated into the design to realize even greater energy efficiency in future.
The interesting design challenges in this high rise lab building contributed to both the complexity and enjoyment of the design process, including a 1½ storey vivarium and 40,000 ft² of educational space.
Angus Lighting’s Campbell Corbet was honoured with a Lighting Design Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2014 for his work on this project.