York University - Osgoode Hall Law School & Law Library
Completion: October 03, 2011
Total Construction Value: $60,000,000
Size: 225000 sq. ft.
The current building on the York University campus was constructed in 1968. The building has undergone a series of minor renovations and upgrades over the course of its history but, for the most part, has remained untouched since it opened 41 years ago. Not only has this led to a significant deferred maintenance problem, it has also meant that the facility is no longer suitable for the delivery of a modern law school program. The renovations to the existing structure will encompass the substantial gutting of the five-storey building, including most mechanical and electrical distribution networks and devices, which will allow this space to be completely redesigned and repurposed. The redesigned and repurposed space allows for more flexible classroom space and the reconfiguration of the library increases student access.The total Law School building area is approximately 215,100 square feet of which 192,100 square feet is slated for renovation. A single-storey addition of 23,100 square feet was built over the podium structure of the existing library reading room.
A complete retrofit of both the Penthouse and Lower Level Mechanical Rooms, incorporating new heat exchangers, pumps, coils, steam specialties and air handling units. The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system will be optimized, to improve indoor comfort and reduce energy consumption through radiant in-floor heating, variable volume & dual ducted boxes and ductless air conditioning units. High-efficiency (low-flow) water fixtures will be used to reduce potable water use by 30 percent. York University Osgoode Hall remained occupied during construction.