Our firm worked closely with TESC Contracting Company Ltd. to submit and win a design-build contract for this new student residence building at Laurentian University.
We provided multidisciplinary architectural and engineering services for the project. By encompassing all disciplines within one office, our design team was able to quickly develop material from which the contractor prepared a competitive bid. Cost-saving solutions were quickly discussed, developed, and priced, enabling the contractor to further reduce capital costs.
The design included an 11-storey building, with one-storey below grade. The ground floor was exposed at the east to accommodate pedestrian traffic travelling to and from that end of the campus. On the second floor, multi-use lounge spaces, meeting rooms, and study areas were placed along a thoroughfare through the building, tying into a main pedestrian artery known as “University Street.” Along each of these spaces, large windows allow for natural light, while capturing interesting and picturesque views.