Architects preserved the heritage building’s lecture halls and lab space, while adding two additions that are joined together by a four-story atrium. The 64,260-square-foot space features a modern design, accentuated by 27,000 square feet of insulated metal panels.
Kingspan’s Mineral Fiber Rated Wall Panels with a Micro-Rib profile were selected as they provide a fire resistive rating of up to three hours – important in a scientific lab environment.
KarrierPanel, an exterior envelope cladding system, was also installed in Ryerson University, serving as the building’s primary weather barrier and exterior insulation. KarrierPanel also serves practical purposes to achieve Ryerson’s sustainability and safety goals. The building envelope provides superior R-value, low thermal bridging and air tightness to improve energy efficiency.