An Intervention in Ryerson's Student Campus Centre

Within the past decade, the demand for student study and break space on campus at Ryerson University has ballooned beyond accommodation. An ever-increasing student population driven by the innovative and competitive degrees offered by the university are attracting self-driven students with entrepreneurial spirits. In an effort to revamp underutilized space on campus, the Student Campus Centre has been flagged as an ideal building for interior interventtion in order to make it a space that is truly positioned to address the academic and extracurricular needs of students, while also fostering a positive attitude for equity and mental health.

You are invited to design an intervention in the first floor atrium space (in front of the service counter) and basement space (in front of Copyrite) areas that begins to address how these spaces can be better used to meet the burgeoning needs of students on campus.

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Days left

Mar 9th - Mar 28th 2017


Hour Estimate

Total Work



Riipen Rating and Review

You will receive a Riipen rating and review from Ryerson Design Fabrication Zone for your work on An Intervention in Ryerson's Student Campus Centre.


Design and Fabrication Opportunity

The project submission that best fits with the innovative and academic mandate of Ryerson University and presents an exceptional benefit to student experience will be selected for further design consultation facilitated by the Design Fabrication Zone with the primary goal being actual fabrication and installation of the project.


The design must be accessible, with a focus on utilizing sustainable materials to create an environment or an installation that either:

a) provides information to visitors to the university and showcases student work,

b) creates temporary study spaces that are contemporary and technological in design,

c) provides temporary, short-term rest or nap spaces for students, or

d) is a combination of a, b, and c parameters.

Be conscientious of:

  • Access and circulation: how people will access the space Construction
  • Methodology: how it can be constructed to be self-supporting (with no physical connections to the existing floor, ceiling, or walls)
  • Safety and Health: the soundness of the design (ie. ensure that it is constructed in a safe and sound manner, and remains safe for usage after completion!)
  • Budget and Materials: use appropriate materials to keep your approximate budget reasonable (sometimes, cheap, simple interventions are more successful than complex and expensive designs!


Project Outline

  • A project description containing a maximum of 250 words which states the main intention and primary focus on how the project will better the student experience on campus.


  • One floor plan
  • One interior rendering (sketch, illustration, or computer generated)
  • One interior elevation or section

Materials and Budget

  • Breakdown of types of materials proposed
  • Breakdown of material cost

Please submit all project deliverables on one 11" by 17" paper size document as a PDF.




organization name

Ryerson Design Fabrication Zone


  • engineering
  • architectural science


    Toronto, ON, Canada