Illustration of Jackman Law Building being unwrapped

Illustration by Brian Stauffer

From the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Nexus.

We absolutely love the Jackman Law Building—its impressive magnificence, thoughtful and airy design, and abundance of space for teaching, learning, collaborating and socializing. We look forward to taking you around for a visit, and highlighting some of its remarkable features:

Winner of a national Canadian Architect Magazine Award of Excellence for design

Designed to LEED Silver levels energy Standards

Significantly day lit, three multi-storey spaces with large glazing and/or skylights

183 – total number of limestone fins on the outside of the Jackman Law Building and Bora Laskin Law Library

Landscaping contains 49 plant species to increase bio-diversity

18 plant species are attractive to birds, hummingbirds, bees and butterflies

Eramosa limestone on the facades of the Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP Atrium and Torys Hall fireplaces, and the exterior solar shade fins is uniquely found in and around Owen Sound, Ontario

Accessibility includes heated walkway near entrances to melt snow, and poured-in-place concrete to maximize the smoothness of walkway surfaces for wheelchairs or walkers

Landscape and entrance areas maximize socializing, resting and learning

The walls were designed for R20 thermal Performance

South garden can survive a large range of micro-climates: dry, wet, shade and sunny conditions

Green roof is an extensive type with sedum plantings and self-irrigating trays

Low impact design includes rain gardens, seasonal storm detention pond and dry well to handle storm runoff and to improve urban water qualities

Heritage landscape: natural landscape connecting Philosopher’s Walk romantic landscape with the Queen’s Park

Heritage wrought iron gate and fence relocated to a more meaningful place at the east entrance

Conserves the heritage Flavelle House

Plantings include native, native hybrids, native cultivars or adaptive species including deciduous trees, deciduous shrubs, broadleaf evergreen shrubs, coniferous shrubs and perennials