Rising 78 storeys above the intersection of Yonge and Gerrard, Aura represents the final phase of the highly successful College Park condominium development. It boasts over 1.1 million square feet of space, including 931 residential units and 180,000 sq. ft. of retail offerings. At street level, the Aura condo tower projects a commanding presence with a 3 storey podium of granite and glass. The lateral load resisting system is basically a coupled shear wall system with a large “super-core” in the centre coupled to radiating shear walls. The reinforced floor systems are mostly flat plates or flat slabs and post-tensioned beam – slab systems depending on the spans. Aura was designed by Mr. Tibor Kokai, Principal, during his previous employment with another firm. RJC provided peer review services for this project.