Jackman Law Building wins multiple building awards

View of Bora Lasking Law Library from Philosopher's Walk

The Jackman Law Building has been recognized with two building awards.

The new building received a 2017 Ontario Builder Award. These awards recognize latest and greatest projects built by Ontario's general contractors, including professional office buildings, restaurants, department stores, waste water treatment plants, hotels and recreational facilities.  Eastern Construction Company Limited was recognized for its work on the new Faculty of Law building.

Find out more on the Ontario Builder Awards web page (see "Group 3 Buildings").

The new building also received a Steel Design Award of Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction at a gala awards ceremony celebrating the best in steel construction at the Art Gallery of Ontario on May 9, 2017. It won in the Projects Converted or Innovated Using Steel category.

Find out more on the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction website.

The Jackman Law Building in winter

The Jackman Law Building is experiencing its first winter, and photographer Stephanie Coffey captured its cold-weather look after a recent snowfall.

Jackman Law Building from Queen's Park, winter

Jackman Law Building, Bennett Gates entrance

Jackman Law Building from across Philosopher's Walk, winter

Jackman Law Building, Philosopher's Walk stairs, winter

Falconer Hall reflected in Bora Laskin Law Library windows

Jackman Law Building, back lawn, winter

New images of the Jackman Law Building, courtesy of B+H Architects

B+H Architects, the executive architects for the Jackman Law Building project, have provided new images of the interior of the Jackman Law Building, and the exterior at night, by photographer Toni Hafkenscheid.

Jackman Law Building - Queen's Park entrance at night

Jackman Law Building - view from Philosopher's Walk at night

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Atrium

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Atrium

Torys Hall, Bora Laskin Law Library

Jackman Law Building - stairwell

Welcoming 1Ls to the new Jackman Law Building

Jackman Law Building

As the new class of 2019 arrives at the law school for the two-week Legal Methods Intensive, the Jackman Law Building is ready to welcome them. Here are some images of the brand new building they are being introduced to today.

Photographs by Stephanie Coffey 

Jackman Law Building - Philosopher's Walk entrance
View from south-west, entrance from Philosopher's Walk

The Jackman Law Building from Queen's Park
View from south-east, facing Queen's Park

The Jackman Law Building from Philosopher's Walk
View from west, facing Philosopher's Walk

Torys Hall, Bora Laskin Law Library
Torys Hall, Bora Laskin Law Library

Have a look: Images from the new Jackman Law Building

Jackman Law Building from Philosopher's Walk

It's as spectacular as it looks--the Jackman Law Building is open to the public, and we wanted to share some recent photos with you.

New Bora Laskin Law Library

During exam time, the stunning and light-filled Torys Hall is reserved solely for law students.

 

New Bora Laskin Law Library - fireplace

Whether by the glass walls, or tucked near the fireplace, students have plenty of study space, with ample tables, and new comfortable chairs for their use. And outlets too, lots of them, for their laptops and tablets. 

 

New Bora Laskin Law Library - study rooms

Another feature that saw much usage during this term were the meeting rooms, where students could collaborate comfortably in a library setting.

 

New Bora Laskin Law Library - entrance

Study Hall opens at the Bora Laskin Law library

study space in Bora Laskin Law library

Photo credit: Kyle Kirkup

It's a room with a view in the newly renovated Bora Laskin Library. As library staff continue to move in all the items, a few students dropped by this snowy, wintry Tuesday to study during Reading Week. The library move-in continues, and Student Services is scheduled to transition next into the Jackman Law Building. Stay tuned for more details as they are confirmed.

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Stacking up the library

Library stacks going up inside renovated Bora Laskin Library

The renovated Bora Laskin Library is getting readied for move-in. The library stacks are being assembled.

We anticipate occupancy to occur sometime in February, or early March, and the library will be the first facility to move in, along with Student Services.

Faculty and staff will move into the Jackman Law Building over the summer months.

Stay tuned for further details as they are confirmed. It's happening!!

End-of-year time lapse video

Have a look at the construction of the Jackman Law Building, to the end of 2015, in this time lapse video. 2016 is going to be a very exciting, and busy, year!

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Fall days at the Jackman Law Building

View of Jackman Law Building from south end of Philosopher's Walk

It's no secret the University of Toronto campus is so lovely during the fall. And around the construction site, splashes of colour peek through the activity.

North face of Torys Hall

Here's the north face of Torys Hall with the limestone fins added on. Imagine the spectacular view from these windows onto Philosopher's Walk, once the building is occupied next year.

 

View from library second floor to Trinity College

Views like this one, from the second floor of the Bora Laskin Library and overlooking Trinity College.

the West wall in progress

Progress continues on the northwest wall of the Bora Laskin Library.

 

West wall at sunset

Closing the new building envelope

Construction of the law building atrium site

Once finished, this dramatic new space above will be the Osler Atrium. Here it is, from the second level looking down at the atrium and out towards Queen's Park.

 

Summer is still blasting out its heat, and while closing up cottages and patios are still a distant thought, here at the construction site, the closing of the outer envelope has already begun.

Inside the building, interior framing and drywall are progressing. Eastern Construction program manager Dean Walker says many of the rooms are now framed, and prime painting has started. In addition, ceiling grid installation has commenced and will continue to flow through the Bora Laskin Law library.

"We are currently working to close the building envelope with roofing and installation of curtain wall frames, glazing and AVB (air vapour barrier)," adds Walker. "Exterior finishes are set to start with the installation of the stone cladding."

 

Courtyard law building construction

Here we have the building section looking northeast from the courtyard between the Bora Laskin Law library and the Jackman Law building.

 

Interior shot of drywalled painted law building during construction