Ryerson University, Innovation Incubator Hub
With the knowledge that innovation and creativity come at the intersection of disciplines, Ryerson is developing a hub that will create the right proximities to generate good ideas and learning opportunities across University programs. Our design is also driven by the need to balance the good bones of the existing FCAD Building with the performance requirements that resonates and responds with the activities within. As part of the design process, we also led with Ryerson an exercise in scenario planning that examined the implications of potential program changes, possible new partner agencies, and evolving academic community needs. Demolition and construction strategies will ensure the continued safe operation of adjacent sites, provide space for construction, and integrate protected access routes for students. The building will be a hive of energy and intense collaboration. The spaces will be vibrant, open and flexible to engage and inspire the creative minds of students.