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Technology Enhanced Learning Building

A joint venture between York University and Seneca College of Applied Arts, the TEL Building is the first Canadian learning model to combine the best of theoretical and applied curricula for university and college students.  The design of the building challenges conventional concepts, encourages and cultivates an interactive environment, and provides flexible workspaces that can be reconfigured as needs change and programs evolve.

Extensive glazed curtain walls at street level will enliven the frontage and walkways, create a sense of contact with the community, and provide passive surveillance for the safety of pedestrians.  Using 'smart-building' advancements such as wireless technology, students, faculty and staff are able to work outside the traditional paradigms.  The building features the TEL Institute; a research unit dedicated to developing new teaching methodologies to help support education with the la technological advancements.

The TEL Building houses 31 classrooms, 40 computer labs, and accommodates 4000 York and Seneca students.  It provides technologically relevant, joint programs for the knowledge-based economy in the fields of Math, Science and Technology in Education, Design, Information Technology, Applied Science, Business, Health Studies, and Communications and Multi-Media.

The Facts

Construction Commencing   July 2001
Completion   August 2003
Building Area   345,000 gsf
Student Capacity   4,000

Moriyama Teshima Architects


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