Instructional Centre wins international award

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:31am
Jane Stirling

The Instructional Centre at U of T Mississauga has won an international interior design competition from among more than 350 projects worldwide.

The International Interior Design Association announced six winners of its 39th Annual Interior Design Competition on March 1 in Chicago. “The winners of this year’s awards showcased an exceptionally high quality of design,” says Cheryl Durst, executive vice-president and CEO of the association. “There was a strong variety of design displayed in the projects that demonstrated originality, creativity and innovation in design throughout the world.”

The $70-million three-storey Instructional Centre includes a full range of state-of-the-art classrooms varying in size from 30 seats to a 500-seat auditorium, dedicated study space including collaborative and private rooms, and a computer lab. The 13,000-square-meter facility was designed by Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will and built by Eastern Construction. It opened in August 2011.

Other winners, in categories ranging from government to residential, included facilities in Madrid, Spain; Beijing, China; and New York, NY. The International Interior Design Association is a professional networking and educational association with more than 12,000 members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries.