University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture Phase 2 (Heritage)

Completion: August 31, 2017

Location: Toronto

Total Construction Value: $50,000,000

Size: 100,000 sq.ft.

One Spadina Crescent is a showcase for the city of Toronto. It is a world-leading venue for education, research and public outreach on architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The revitalized site is the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.  It doubled the space available to Daniels students and professors — to more than 100,000 sq./ft.,  and has a more visible platform for the Faculty.  The One Spadina Project was built in two overlapping stages (involving the existing 19th century structure, the new construction to the north, and the surrounding landscape).

The Phase 2 extension connected to the existing structure expanded the facility to a little over a 100,000 sq ft.  The newly added spaces includes classrooms, lecture halls, work area’s, offices, and galleries.

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Highlights: Kelson acted as the design-assist mechanical construction manager for this fast paced project. All equipment and subtrades were procured through open tendering by Kelson. Kelson also led the BIM process and was a key design decision maker. Over 50% of Level 2 and Level 3 are to be constructed with a bubbledeck reinforced slab with imbedded radiant tubing for cooling and heating.  There is a large penthouse mechanical room, cooling tower room, and basement chiller room in addition to the Phase 1 mechanical rooms.