The Daniels Faculty's new headquarters, now entering its third school year, was honoured with an Award of Excellence at last week's Toronto Urban Design Awards.
The TUDA jury recognized the Daniels Building for making the most of a "challenging but glorious" location in the midst of Spadina Crescent. "The designers have ingeniously exploited these constraints," the jury report says, "delivering an iconic landscape and building expansion that serves as a significant anchor to the university campus and, playing up its 360 degrees of exposure, addresses the public around the circle."
The award recognizes the work of One Spadina's designers, Nader Tehrani and Katherine Faulkner, principals of NADAAA, and their collaborators: architect of record Adamson and Associates, landscape architects Public Work, and hertiage architects ERA.
And One Spadina's win wasn't the only point of pride for the Daniels Faculty. Zoal Razaq, a graduate student at the faculty, won an Award of Excellence for "The Urban Living Room," her concept for a new master plan for Toronto's Port Lands.
Also of note: an Award of Merit for the University of Toronto's new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., in association with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
The TUDAs are held biannually by the city of Toronto. Details on all of this year's winners are in the jury report.
Photograph by Nic Lehoux