The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto (1993-1995)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto (1993-1995)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 1,541 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    26 photographic materials
    1 painting
    0.005 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents a new building for the Fields Institute of Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto from 1993-1995. The office identified the project number as 9318.
This project consisted of a four-storey building, characterized by a rusticated limestone and red-brick exterior, located at 222 College Street. The building's layout consisted of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, resource centres, computer training facilities, a library, and the main lobby and reception. At the core was a grand atrium with a wood-lined helical staircase that ran the height of the building, a stucco fireplace and an elliptical reception desk. Designed to encourage spontaneous thought and interaction, the institute featured slate chalkboards throughout. The roof was comprised of a Douglas fir deck on metal trusses, while the interior finishes included tiles, carpet, wood, metal, stone and concrete.[1]
The project is recorded through drawings, photographic materials, a presentation painting and textual records dating from 1993-1996. The drawings are mostly originals and include sketches, presentation drawings, plans, elevations, sections, details, perspectives and axonometric drawings. The photographic materials include images for presentation and research, while the textual records document completion schedules.
[1] "Fields Institute Facilities." The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. Accessed April 29, 2019. http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/resources/fields-institute-facilities
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some were arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada


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