Brock Commons Tallwood Houses
Brock Commons Tallwood House has been featured in a case study in Tomorrow’s Timber. Based on the latest scientific insights and statistics, the book explores new timber innovations, tackles and contextualizes opportunities and challenges, and includes inspiring case studies like Brock Commons Tallwood House that demonstrate that the mass timber revolution has already begun.
Following our completion of York House Senior School in 2013, we recently delivered a new addition that filled in a covered area near the main entrance to the school. The new STEAM Lab provides flexible learning space for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math including an open workshop, an adaptable equipment room, and abundant space for storage and display. The inviting, glass-enclosed lab allows views of the student activity within and showcases the cross-disciplinary exploration and experiential learning that are hallmarks of a 21st century education.
Variegated masonry work is nearing completion at the new Lord Tennyson Elementary School and child care facility. Wrapped in multi-patterned red and grey brick, the new building is a contemporary interpretation of the classic red brick schoolhouse. The school will support over 400 French Immersion students in state-of-the-art 21st century learning environments with a 69-space child care centre featuring an expansive outdoor play area on the top floor.
Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC
Brock Commons Tallwood House has been featured on the cover of Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, a joint publication by the American Wood Council and the International Code Council that provides an overview of the requirements for mass timber construction in 2015, 2019, and 2021 International Building Code. The tallest mass timber building in the world at the time of its completion in 2017, Brock Commons Tallwood House set a standard for mass timber construction that has helped lead the way for tall wood buildings to reach even greater heights.