U of T to draw on “innovation architecture” in construction of new 14-storey PIE Complex

August 31, 2018

The University of Toronto is planning to build a new 14-storey tower in downtown Toronto that will be designed according to principles of “innovation architecture.” Alex Bozikovic writes that the new Partnerships in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Complex will feature adaptable and bright workspaces counterbalanced by large volumes of space for informal work, socializing, and conversations that spur innovation. “We’re looking to create very flexible work spaces, and also facilitate social and professional exchange,” says Gilbert Delgado, U of T’s chief of planning, design and construction. “Researchers can be in their labs, and have gracious places to go several times a day, to take a break and have spontaneous encounters.” Globe and Mail (Subscription Required)