Terri Meyer Boake BES BArch MArch LEED AP
Associate Professor :: Associate Director :: School of Architecture :: University of Waterloo

Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building, University of Toronto

Norman Foster, Design Consultant

Moffat + Kinoshita Architects

Toronto, Ontario


Project Information:

The building combines AESS tube steel for the pod construction with structural steel for the main floor supports. The lower pod will be suspended.

Architects: Moffat and Kinoshita, Toronto
Design Consultant: Foster Partnership, London
Structural Engineer: Yolles, Toronto
Constructor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fabrication and Erection: Walters Inc., Hamilton
more info: link

Project Images:

View of the lower pod, complete. This pod will be lifted some 3.5 metres off of the ground.
View of pod pieces on site ready for erection.

Lifting one of the pod pieces.
Pod pieces lifted and carefully positioned by the crane operator.
Ironworkers accept the pod piece and carefully position and bolt it in place.
Lifting another pod piece.
Aligning the pod piece prior to connection.
Steel floor framing in progress over the large ground floor atrium space that will contain the pods.
View of 50 tonne truss that will be lifted into place on September 15, 2004.
images of the erection!
Ironworkers prepare to connect another floor member.
Preparing the connection prior to the lift.
Floor member being hoisted by the crane into position.
Gently pulling the beam into the connection takes great skill and care on the part of both the crane operator as welll as, teamwork on the part of the ironworkers.
The crane maintains the beam in position until the ironworker has completed bolting the connection.


These images are for educational use only and may not be reproduced commercially without written permission. tboake@sympatico.ca

Updated March 12, 2005