McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind

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Description

MSA has teamed up with VRM Engineering to design the state-of-the-art facility, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM).  This addition to the Psychology Building at McMaster University will consist of a "live lab" which is a one of kind, unique facility.  The addition includes a theatre which hooks up the audience members and performers to sensory receptors in order to measure the brains’ reaction to the sounds and music being played. 

The project also represents a unique collaboration between engineer and architect to provide timely, financially responsible, and constructable design solutions with tight timelines and complex scheduling.  Together, the team has resolved complex functional and technical issues while building on top of an existing building structure.

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Awards

2014
Award of Excellence, Renovation Institutional
Hamilton-Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA) Architectural Awards of Excellence

Highlights

Completed:
2013
Size:
12,000 sq. ft.
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario

"This institute brings together science and the arts in a unique and innovative way, with the goal of enhancing the scientific study of music across Canada and internationally."

- MIMM