MORe recently completed the transformation of a portion of the University Centre, a building from the 1970s at the University of Guelph, into a space that caters to students as a place to study, meet and socialize. The project is currently in the construction phase.
MORe is the architect of record and managed all aspects of this project from inception, to design, construction documents/tendering, contract administration and post construction completion.
Renovation and infill additions require a specific skill set. MORe knows that historical building drawings are not always accurate. On-going operations and maintenance often result in changes to building mechanical and electrical systems. In addition, building codes have substantially changed since the building was constructed, which requires a specific ability to navigate codes without creating technically or economically insurmountable project challenges. For this project, the work included the completion of a detailed assessment of the existing building related to structural, mechanical, electrical, life and fire safety, as well as accessibility.