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Amidst the overwhelming industrial scale of this landscape, the City of Brampton’s new Williams Parkway Operations Centre is a structure built not only to human scale, but with expressive design elements that literally stick out in an otherwise inhospitable environment. 

The complex was built to LEED Gold standards, with features such as geothermal heating, a green roof, FSE-certified wood and solar-powered lighting in the works yard; the certification process is underway. 

 The City of Brampton, he explains, had multiple goals for the $46-million project: inserting distinctive architecture in an otherwise industrial setting, and using distinctive design to break down subtle social barriers between the white and blue collar employees who work in the centre. [1]


[1]     Lorinc, John. “High Function: Williams Parkway Operations Centre, Brampton, Ontario.” Canadian Architect, April 10, 2019. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/williams-parkway-operations-centre-rdha/.

Additional information

“Williams Parkway Operations Centre.” RDHA. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.rdharch.com/williams-parkway-operations-centre-2.

“Williams Parkway Operations Centre.” City of Brampton, 2018. https://www.brampton.ca/EN/Business/planning-development/urban-design/Documents/2019/Williams%20Parkway%20Operations%20Centre.pdf.

Divyesh Mistry. “City’s Latest Public Works Building Wins Design Excellence Award.” Bramptonist, April 15, 2017. https://bramptonist.com/williams-operations-wins-design-award/.

The Chicago Athenaeum. Accessed May 25, 2021. https://www.chi-athenaeum.org/the-2018-ia-awards/2018/08/27/williams-parkway-operations-centre-brampton-ontario,-canada-2017/.

Lorinc, John. “High Function.” Canadian Architect, June 2018.

Rdha. “Williams Parkway Operations Centre: The Plan.” The Plan, February 27, 2018. https://www.theplan.it/eng/award-2018-officebusiness/williams-parkway-operations-centre-1.

“Williams Parkway Operations Centre and Works Yard.” EXP, November 20, 2020. https://www.exp.com/project/williams-parkway-operations-centre-and-works-yard/.

“Williams Parkway Operations Centre.” Building. Accessed May 25, 2021. https://building.ca/gallery/williams-parkway-operations-centre/.

Project Title: Williams Parkway Operations Centre
Artists:  RDH Architects
Place: Brampton, ON

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