First Leaside Financial is a 40,000 square foot, suburban office development located in the township of Uxbridge, Ontario. This project will replace a small complex of agricultural buildings located at a key entry point to the business and retail corridor of downtown Uxbridge.
The massing of the new building makes reference to the general form of the existing agricultural buildings on the site. Compositionally, the building form ascends in two directions. The first ascension points towards the downtown business district, while the second ascends along the length of an existing rail corridor to the southwest.
Several environmental initiatives have been incorporated into the building design. These initiatives include: green roofs, extensive roof top planting, passive solar systems, natural ventilation and geothermal technology.
2008 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.