Sustainable Agriculture Lab

Client: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Location: Richmond, BC

KPU requested that Thinkspace renovate one of their existing labs to support an expanded program in Sustainable Agriculture. This required salvage of existing perimeter benches and their refinishing, and the construction of new central benches. In addition, the offices for faculty and faculty support space (including a meeting room) were part of the overall renovation.

The timing of the reconstruction required that all drawings be completed prior to the middle of May. The contract required that substantial performance occur before mid-August to allow occupancy and start-up for the fall academic year. All dates were met by both the consulting team and the contractor. There were a number of owner initiated changes added to the contract that increased the contract by approximately 15%. There was very minor effects on the timeline. The lab has been exceedingly well received by the University.

Photos by Upper Left Photography