Vaughan City Hall
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Vaughan City Hall, Vaughan, ON, Canada
Published:
Vaughan City Hall 
(with KPMB Architects)
City of Vaughan
Vaughan, ON, Canada
 
TYPE: Civic
AREA: 320,000 sf
COMPLETED: 2011
 
In 2003, the City of Vaughan selected KPMB Architects, in an invited competition, to design a new City Hall and a Master Plan for the redevelopment of a 24-acre Civic Centre site. The winning proposal was to set a new standard for future development in Vaughan while establishing a formal civic identity for the city. The new City Hall houses administrative offices for all municipal departments, Committee and Hearing rooms, and a granite-clad Council Chamber that faces the public Civic Square. The building is organized around a series of low-rise blocks (called lofts), each containing an atrium that allows clerestory daylighting to reach 90% of the regularly-occupied workspaces. The building is targeted for LEED Gold and employs a host of sustainable features. In 2012, Vaughan City Hall won a Governor General's Medal in Architecture.
In my role as Project Architect, I coordinated the Mechanical, Electrical and Communication consultant drawings during the Design Development phase, collaborated on lighting design, and produced all RCPs and related details for tender. During the Contract Administration phase, I performed site reviews, produced deficiency reports, and was the primary contact for the coordination of LEED documentation.

Awards:

2012 Ontario Association of Architects Award, Honourable Mention

2012 Governor General's Medal in Architecture

2005 City of Vaughan Urban Design Award

2004 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence



Photography: Maris Mezulis/ Tom Arban

West Elevation
Civic Square at dusk
Multi-Purpose Room
North Loft Offices
North Loft
Civic Square at dusk
Main Entrance
Atrium at Ground Floor