In 2012, York University opened its Life Sciences Building on the university’s Keele Campus.
Crossey Engineering provided the electrical, mechanical, and lighting design services for this 160,000 sq. ft. facility designed to educate students and researchers of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and kinesiology.
Building features include multiple laboratories that specialize in nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray, mass spectrometry, and radioisotope. Built to achieve LEED Silver certification, it also features exterior glass panels that allow for maximum natural light.
All systems were required to remain sustainable and involved the installation of mechanical heat recovery systems and noise mitigating noise silencers. The overall construction cost totalled $65 million.