Exterior of Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Toronto

The Future of Engineering Education- U of T Opens the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Friday April 27th marked the grand opening of the University of Toronto’s Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This new addition to the U of T campus includes interactive lecture halls, computer visualization rooms and an arena for collaborative learning.

The technological and design features throughout the centre provide opportunities for both current and future students to advance not only their tangible skills but also their leadership abilities. This development was designed to allow students, alumni, professors, and industry professionals to come together – setting new ideals for post-secondary education and paving the way for generations to come. Thanks to this revolutionary facility, engineers from all over the world now have the resources and support to turn their ideas into a shared reality.
Through energy modelling, Footprint provided sustainability guidance and support to the design team from project inception through until the end of construction. The development of energy efficient strategies for sustainable, low cost operations included alternative heating sources, waste heat use from equipment, LED lighting, and the use of rain water, solar walls, and photovoltaics. These strategies aided the Myhal Centre in meeting or exceeding the Tier II Toronto Green Standards, and achieving a minimum of 25% energy efficiency improvement over the current Ontario Building Code.

We are honored to have been the energy modelling consultant on such an impactful project. Smith + Andersen also acted as the mechanical and electrical designer.

Renderings courtesy of Montgomery Sisam Architects in association with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

For more information regarding the U of T Myhal Centre and the development process, please visit:

Daily Commercial News (May 4, 2018): New U of T centre for engineering innovation opens
U of T News (April 27, 2018): U of T opens the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
U of T Engineering News (April 26 2018): Myhal Centre: In the words of the architects