BARLO MS Centre

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Michael's Hospital

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2021

  • Size

    30,000 Sq. Ft. 

  • Partner

St. Michael’s Hospital is embarking on a mission to become the world’s leading MS Centre. Until recently, MS clinics and research areas were scat­tered in separate wings and buildings on the SMH campus. Not only did this pose a challenge for patients with MS with mobility issues, but it hindered collaboration and educational opportunities between professionals and students. By creating an integrated space on the 16th and 17th floors of the Peter Gilgan Tower, the new BARLO MS Centre provides patient-centred, comprehen­sive and personalized care in a welcoming, positive, and caring environment. Our design for the MS Centre fosters intellectual integration and social cohesion, energizes new research, enables innovative new ways to care for patients, and provides for meaningful public outreach and education. The facility is connected to its setting with views to the City – a distinctive illumined presence, connected and anchored.

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Michael's Hospital

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2021

  • Size

    30,000 Sq. Ft. 

  • Partner

The BARLO MS Centre creates a warm and embracing environment full of light and exuding wellness – a facility that will encourage people to stay onsite and gather in shared areas to foster social interaction. 

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The BARLO MS Centre creates a warm and embracing environment full of light and exuding wellness – a facility that will encourage people to stay onsite and gather in shared areas to foster social interaction. 

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​​​​​​​The ‘in between’ spaces will be as important as the functional laboratories, promoting communication across disciplines, allowing for ideas to merge and enabling a casual and fluid sharing of knowledge. 

​​​​​​​The ‘in between’ spaces will be as important as the functional laboratories, promoting communication across disciplines, allowing for ideas to merge and enabling a casual and fluid sharing of knowledge. 

Through spaces that are specially designed to the needs of MS patients, the design prioritizes the patient experience; emphasizing that the patient is at the centre of their individual treatment plan, and are partners in their care. 

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Through spaces that are specially designed to the needs of MS patients, the design prioritizes the patient experience; emphasizing that the patient is at the centre of their individual treatment plan, and are partners in their care.