Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics | 5th Floor Renovations
LGA ARCHITECTURE | VANDERWESTEN & RUTHERFORD ENGINEERING
Renokrew worked alongside LGA Architecture and V&R Engineering on the 8,500 square foot renovation to the existing 5th floor DLLL Department at York University. The project consisted of abatement and demolition of all existing finishes, partitions, ceilings, electrical and mechanical components. New construction consisted of rated and non-rated partitions, electrical, lighting, mechanical, controls, communication, structural, millwork, fire alarm, BAS, Tbar ceilings and marmoleum flooring. Highlights of this project also included renovated bathrooms, new offices with PC350 glazing, Corian feature wall engraved in multiple languages, and redesign of the existing floor to accommodate the new DLLL reception and lobby elevator. This project addressed many of the architectural, design, scale, and usability challenges and limitations posed by the buildings’ existing design and footprint.
One of the major challenges was working in an occupied environment, as well as the aggressive and multiple phase project schedule. Not only was the phasing and scheduling critical, it was also very important to maintain rapport with University staff, since the project required strict containment to keep the day to day operations of the facility uninterrupted.
The project was a great success. Through the efficient and sequenced work maintained with trade contractors and the project team, the project was completed on time and on schedule. Renokrew met all deadlines through proper planning and execution, and the team worked with trades to meet and exceed schedule expectations. Staff and students are excited about the newly finished space and were positive throughout all aspects of construction.