Ron Joyce Centre Clinic

Triangular shaped glass meeting room with lobby beyond

WORKSHOP transformed an underused section of the Ron Joyce Centre into a dynamic incubator space — a light-filled, flexible set of meeting rooms, adjacent to the main entrance.

This “clinic” at the DeGroote School of Business isn’t a medical facility, but it is a place where medical researchers meet MBA students who will develop and commercialize their projects into viable businesses.

The renovation included upgrading the structure and its mechanical and electrical systems to meet current building code and accessibility standards.

Panoramic photo of the renovated space

Photo of two people in the new meeting space

Detail photo showing lighting and wood slat ceiling and one meeting room
The space was retrofitted to create informal meeting rooms in refracted shapes complete with feature ceilings, white oak benches and bright floor finishes. The clinic can host small group discussions, or it can be opened up for lectures and presentations with larger audiences.

Photo of triangular glass meeting space


“We aimed to provide a flexible space to support collaboration between researchers and MBA students. The dramatic triangular meeting area acts as an inviting beacon in the lobby of the existing building.”

— Nina Hitzler

Client: McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Date: 2019
Team: Thomas Petch, and Nina Hitzler

photos by Scott Norsworthy
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