Governor General's Medal in Architecture

60 Richmond Street East Housing Co-operative multi-unit residential building has been recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts and RAIC | Architecture Canada, receiving a 2014 Governor General's Medal in Architecture.



As the construction manager, Bird completed this challenging project in Toronto's active downtown core. The 11-storey, 85-unit co-operative building extends to the property limits on three sides making it difficult to accommodate lay down space. The team used multi-storey forming scaffolds to create the openings carved into the exterior walls.



As a LEED® Gold certified building, it features multiple terraces and light wells to support growing beds for herbs and vegetables used in the ground floor restaurant, which in return produces organic waste for compost used in the beds.

Teeple Architects were the lead design architect on this project.
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