Joint venture of Architecture49, HOK and WSP will design the modernization of federal science facilities in multiple Ontario cities over five years.
Laboratories Canada has selected Canada FIRST—a joint venture comprising Architecture49, HOK and WSP—to improve scientific infrastructure within Ontario as part of the government’s commitment to world-leading research and innovation.
Canada FIRST will support Laboratories Canada in its mandate to modernize existing facilities with the target of establishing a national network of modern and multipurpose federal science and technology labs that promote collaboration, multidisciplinary research and innovation.
“As this last year has made even more clear, the future health and well-being of our society is intimately linked to scientific research,” said Randy Kray, director of HOK’s Science + Technology practice. “We are excited and proud to work with Laboratories Canada to help create a national infrastructure of the highest order that aspires to put Canada on the international research map and improve the lives of all Canadians.”
Architecture49, HOK and WSP each has significant experience in delivering design for major science facility modernization projects. Members of the joint venture have worked extensively on both science mandates and large-scale program execution around the world.