As a complement to the Sheridan Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2, Moriyama & Teshima Architects in joint venture with Montgomery Sisam Architects have designed a new 70,000 sq. ft. student and athletic centre. Known as Phase 2A, it offers a dynamic series of student-focused spaces that complement the existing academic infrastructure while supporting and reinforcing the recently developed urban design objectives for the Sheridan Campus and the City of Mississauga.
In designing the social and wellness centre, connections are maximized between large open, multipurpose spaces and smaller, more defined program spaces, indoor amenities and outdoor amenities, new building features and existing campus features. The new student and athletic centre connects directly with Phase 2, and can be accessed from a shared portico at grade and across two upper levels. A high level of transparency on the ground floor gives a permeable quality to the atrium space while the athletic facilities and administrative space above benefit from a more modest fenestration to prevent solar glare, provide for more diffuse natural light and offer engaging views out to the campus and city core.
The centre is also accessible via a main arterial to the north and the future Scholar’s Green park expansion to the south. Open and covered walkways, a patio and outdoor turf field complement the graphic, angular design of the quad and offer occasion for social activities inside the building to spill out into the campus. These quality outdoor spaces support the desire for intensification and animate the public realm while supporting a strong student community.
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in joint venture with Montgomery Sisam Architects
Target LEED Gold