Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Creating a landscape of learning

Client York University

Rooted like a rock, yet limitless like a cloud – this design metaphor describes how the building and landscape connect to form a landscape of learning. An innovative outdoor environment includes a robotics plaza for testing projects and tiered bleacher seating. Additional terraces provide students and faculty with welcoming green space for relaxation or study in a natural setting.

In keeping with the university’s precinct plan, the centre provides a dramatic focal point in the community. Its sloped green roof is designed to promote biodiversity and two storm water management ponds enhance the sustainability of the site.

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Toronto, Canada
1.57 ha
Opened 2015


  • Master Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction
  • Documentation
  • Site Review
  • Construction Review

Project Team

ZAS Architects (Lead), FORREC Ltd., Arup

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