County of Simcoe Expansion

Ted Handy and Associates Architectural Digest

Students at Georgian College will now have more on-campus food options. On Thursday, August 29th Subway Restaurant’s newest location, designed by Ted Handy & Associates, opened at the College. In conjunction with the installation of the new Subway, the hallway area outside of the restaurant – known by students as “The Centre of the Universe” – was also renovated. For a space that was previously dark and restrictive, the goal was to open up and allow more light into a busy junction of campus circulation. The space now permits more student activity and a greater connection to the exterior. The lead architect for this project was Ted Handy, with Erin Hoffman and Stephanie Duncan providing design support. Phil Santia of e-Lumen designed the lighting component of the project. The general contractor for the project was Big Tyme Construction. Photo courtesy of Georgian...Read More

We're proud to have received a 2013 Canadian Green Building Award for the County of Simcoe Administrative Centre expansion. Designed in partnership with Teeple Architects of Toronto, the expansion is intended to resolve the complex access to the existing building and to take advantage of a natural site. Public access to 22 different departments are improved though the design of an external ring, which connects existing spaces and new areas of the building. Along with much needed public space, the design also includes a new cafeteria and lounge area for staff. The expansion was carefully sited to minimize the impact to the site. The new addition is LEED Gold certified. The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian buildings, houses and interiors based on the criteria of sustainable design, architectural merit and technical innovation. The 2013 award winners were announced on June 4, 2013, at...Read More

Mundys Bay Public Atrium

We’re pleased to announce that Mundy’s Bay Public School, designed by Ted Handy & Associates, has been named the most energy efficient school in North America in an assessment of the energy performance of over 500 schools. The assessment was done by Sustainable Schools, whose mission is to provide benchmarking, performance monitoring and best practices training to assist school boards in setting and keeping energy conservation goals. Mundy’s Bay, which opened in Midland in 2008, has a total energy consumption of $0.53 per square foot or 32 KBTU per square foot/year. It achieved LEED Gold certification in 2009 and was one of the first sustainable education projects in Canada. Some of the energy-efficient aspects of this project are as follows: Solar orientation and wind patterns were reviewed and the academic wing of the school was rotated to take maximum advantage of natural ventilation and the midday sun, which is easiest to control. Detailed...Read More