W. Ross Macdonald School – Senior Deaf-Blind Student Residence
Location: Brantford, ON
The Senior Student Residence is a new LEED Silver residence that has been designed for the W. Ross Macdonald School for students who are visually impaired, blind and deaf blind.
The new 76-student residence is for senior students who will live in self-contained apartment style units of 6 and 8 students. The residence is linked directly to the school, providing an all-weather internal, accessible connection for students.
The open space of the three storey atrium allows for natural light to filtrate deep into the building and also acts as a wayfinding mechanism that utilizes sound to guide visually impaired students throughout the building.