York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Completion: October 03, 2011
Total Construction Value: $60,000,000
Size: 225000 sq. ft.
Osgoode Hall Law School moved to a new building on the York University campus in the late 1960s. The building had a series of minor renovations and upgrades, but for the most part remained untouched for 41 years. This led to a significant deferred maintenance problem and meant that the facility was no longer suitable for the delivery of a modern law school program. Major renovations involved the substantial gutting of the five-storey building, including most mechanical and electrical distribution networks and devices, which allowed the space to be completely redesigned and repurposed. Over 190,000 square feet were upgraded, and a single-storey addition of 23,100 square feet was constructed over the podium structure of the existing library reading room.
Kelson's mechanical scope included the following work:
Completely retrofit both the penthouse and lower-level mechanical rooms, incorporating new heat exchangers, pumps, coils, steam specialties, and air handling units
Optimize the heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems to improve indoor comfort and reduce energy consumption through radiant in-floor heating, variable volume and dual ducted boxes, and ductless air conditioning units
Install high-efficiency (low-flow) water fixtures to reduce potable water use by 30%