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U of T’s Maanjiwe nendamowinan recognized for excellence in design



Photo by Drew Lesiuczok via www.utoronto.ca.
The University of Toronto?s Maanjiwe nendamowinan building earned a Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects, Canada Society chapter, a fellowship of architects and design professionals based in Vancouver, B.C. The annual awards recognize excellence in Canadian architecture, urban design and interior design.

Officially opened in 2019, the six-storey, 210,000 square-foot U of T Mississauga building was designed by Toronto firm Perkins&Will, which also designed U of T Mississauga?s Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre and Instructional Centre.

The building?s Anishinaabemowin name (pronounced Mahn-ji-way nen-da-mow-in-ahn) means ?gathering of minds? and was chosen from 700 suggestions in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, on whose traditional territory the campus now stands. The space offers more than 500 study spaces and 29 classrooms for English and drama, philosophy, historical studies, language studies, political science and sociology, digital humanities research, the Centre for South Asian Civilizations and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre
According to the University of Toronto, the building has a LEED Silver designation for its sustainability features, including rainwater recycling, energy-efficient mechanical systems, a green roof and special glass designed to deter bird strikes.
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