A panorama shot at street level of the glass facade of George Brown School of Hospitality and Tourism.

Toronto

George Brown College – School of Tourism and Hospitality Expansion

Client

George Brown College

Budget

$17 Million

Size

53,000 sf.

Completed

September 2008

Delivery Model

Design-Bid-Build

Sector

Post Secondary Education

Residential and Hospitality

Architect

Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.

This project involved additional construction to the existing 117,000 square foot School of Hospitality and Tourism at George Brown College. Construction consisted of a 12,500 square foot addition, a 3,300 square foot mechanical penthouse, a 2,500 square foot partial infill to 3 floors and renovations to various locations within the building.

This included kitchen teaching labs, classrooms, a board room, administrative and student services offices and washrooms. The project was constructed in close coordination with the College to ensure that all classes and college events were maintained throughout the entire course of the project.

An exterior shot of the facade of the George Brown Culinary School at dusk.
Chefs at work in the kitchen of the George Brown Culinary School.
A view from the dining room into the kitchen of the George Brown Culinary School.

A complete hoarding and safety plan was implemented to ensure that the public was properly and safely separated from the construction activities while minimizing impact on the college activities that continued in and around the construction activities. Construction of the building addition was confined to a small street side courtyard that was completely replaced by the footprint of the new addition.

A detail shot of the kitchen of the George Brown Culinary School showing chefs at work.
The glass facade of the George Brown Culinary School.
The atrium of the George Brown Culinary School and its skylight.
A shot of the George Brown Culinary School from the outside with a glance through the windows.
The main side of the George Brown Culinary School building.
The facade of the George Brown Culinary School at dusk shot from one of the street corners.
The dining hall of the George Brown Culinary School.
Students of the George Brown Culinary School at work in the kitchen.
One of the classrooms of the George Brown Culinary School.
A glance into the kitchen of the George Brown Culinary School with students at work.
A view from the inside of the kitchen of the George Brown Culinary School through the windows.
The railing of the stairway of the George Brown Culinary School.
A shot from the main level of the George Brown Culinary School with focus on the skylight.

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