Toronto and Region Conservation Authority project breaks ground by Merritt Bucholz

TRCA New Headquarters entrance from restored urban woodland

TRCA New Headquarters entrance from restored urban woodland

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of its new administrative office building, a project that will set a benchmark for sustainable design in commercial building.

The Toronto and Region Head Quarters building is a new sustainable architecture borne of the Ravine landscape and its unique connection with deep time and deep future.   Our design approach is based on an integrated design process, using evidence-based decision making where building orientation, form, structure, environmental strategy, and budget have been clearly assessed, tested, and prototyped during the design process using both digital and physical models to arrive at a building solution. Constructed from mass timber, TRCA Headquarters building is designed to be a partner with the natural systems that govern the ecology of the Black Creek Ravine and forge a new approach sustainable architecture in Toronto where the quality of human interaction is established by the natural geometry of the building. The building is designed to LEED Platinum, the WELL standard, Toronto Green Standard v3, and is Canadian Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Pilot Project.

We are working in joint venture with our fabulous partners in Toronto, ZAS Architects.

TRCA New Headquarters entrance atrium

TRCA New Headquarters entrance atrium