Life Sciences Building, York University

Life Sciences Building, York University

NXL Architects (Lead Architect and Prime Consultant) in association with SSG Architecture Inc (Exterior and Site).
York University
Landscape Architect:
Schollen and Company
General Contractor:
Carillion Canada
About the Project

NXL Architects, in association with SSG Architecture, designed the new Life Sciences Building at York University. The 160,000 sf, LEED Silver certified building adds significant new world-class research and teaching facilities to York’s science program.

The $65M, 4-storey building includes a lecture halls, seminar rooms, and significant public spaces on the first floor and teaching labs and support spaces for 240 students on the second floor. The third and fourth floors contain CL2 research labs for biology and chemistry for more than 20 research teams.

The exterior design reflects the public vs private nature of the building by using glazing around the first floor and a “pixelated’ design on the upper floors. LSB forms a striking new entrance to the campus, provides new pedestrian and transit links, completes the science quad with a landscaped courtyard, and will connect with the existing Chemistry Building through a future breezeway.

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