In the Skin of a Building

Decisions about a building’s exterior cladding are critical to fulfilling the overall design vision. At the same time, they are essential for meeting design objectives such as environmental performance.

Presentations and a panel discussion will explore ways designers work with particularly unique building envelopes. Organized by the City of Toronto Building Division, the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto, “In the Skin of a Building” takes place Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Royal Ontario Museum Theatre located at 100 Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Presenters and panelists include members of the design teams for three significant additions to Toronto’s cultural and institutional landscape:

*The ROM Crystal Paul Gogan of Bregman & Hamann Architects, in joint venture with Studio Libeskind
*The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR) Stefan Behnisch of Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner in joint venture with architectsAlliance
*The Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Stephen Best of Foster and Partners and Cannon Design

Entrance to this free public event is through the ROM’s south door near the Museum subway stop.

“In the Skin of a Building” is part of fAd 2006, this year’s Festival of Architecture and Design. fAd includes a wide range of exhibitions, films, receptions, talks, tours and Doors Open Toronto. It is also part of “Live with Culture,” a 16-month celebration of creativity.

Further details are available on,, and or by calling Access Toronto at 416.338.0338.