ARIDO Award: School of Continuing Studies

ARIDO Award: School of Continuing Studies

Interior and exterior are in dialogue at York University’s new School of Continuing Studies building. The interiors respond to and compliment the unique exterior geometry of the building. This strategy allows the School to adapt to changing programming, teaching pedagogies, and the needs of students, faculty, or visiting guest lecturers.

Interior Designers: Martha del Junco, ARIDO; Tsvetelina Rabashki, ARIDO
Design Firm: Perkins&Will
Photographer: DoubleSpace Photography and Tom Arban Photography

Seating along the geometric shaped window openings provide a view of the outdoors

The ground floor creates a visual connection between the interior activities of the building and the exterior life of the campus. The design team also considered the acoustic characteristics of the entire space through an accessibility lens in order to support learning needs, emotional well-being, and inclusion for all students. The building also includes a prayer room with ablution stations and a nursing room with comfortable seating and storage space.

Wooden slat ceiling detail runs along the first and second level ceilings, while the geometric shaped window openings one side of the entire building bring in light and views
A view from the second level toward the opposite end of the building showing the entire wall of windows on one side and classrooms on the other, and wood slat ceilings above with linear lighting
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