U of T Rotman’s School of Management

This nine-storey high institutional project is seamlessly integrated with, and doubles the size of, the Rotman School’s home on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. It is also connected to an existing Victorian residence. The architect for this project, KPMB, conceived a vertical campus to fit the varied design of tiered classrooms, study rooms, research centres, study lounges, and dedicated student spaces, on a tight urban site. The project features many spaces for student and faculty gathering including the Event Hall, a state-of-the-art teaching and meeting space. The 500-seat Event Hall is the centerpiece of the project with its large elevated glass box facing out on to St. George Street to broadcast the vibrancy of Rotman’s programs to the students of the University of Toronto and the city. The multi-level South Atrium features a large-scale serpentine staircase with a hot pink accent which simultaneously reduces the reliance on elevators and increases interaction between students and faculty.