Location: Toronto, Canada
OCAD University / The Daniels Corporation

The first off-campus outpost for OCAD University, OCAD U CO is an all-in-one design research lab and design-thinking facilitation and training space that features four large innovation studios, an open plan transit space, private niches and meeting spaces to suit any project’s needs. The design echoes the Sharp Centre for Design, visually linking the project to OCAD’s strong brand identity.


ARIDO logo


Toronto Life logo and the OCAD U CO common area with lounge seating and 6 foot tall pink C O letters
cover of Hinge magazine showing a red mesh framed staircase and matching red wall and ceiling
The Globe and Mail logo
cover of the June 2019 CFM&D magazine

Project Lead: Tor McGlade

Design Lead: Jessica Goldberg

open plan transit space in OCAD U CO with relaxed lounge furniture, bright orange ceiling and pink 6 foot tall C O letters
a plum coloured seating area in OCAD U CO with angular light fixture above
a modern meeting room with lime green carpet, wallcovering, and ceiling
green and teal seating nooks recessed into the hallway wall in OCAD U CO
people working in a classroom in OCAD U CO with scattered tables and red chairs, whiteboard wall, and wood panelled ceiling
bathroom sink in OCAD U CO with black and white pixelated wall tiles
A woman walks by bright orange elevator doors in OCAD U CO under a dropped wood ceiling fixtures with cut outs revealing a matching bright orange ceiling
a woman sits in a recessed green seating nook in the wall, visible through a bright teal hallway with lockers, with another woman working on a laptop in a red meeting room visible to the right