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Sustainable Agriculture Lab

  • Client
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Location
    Richmond, BC
  • Completion
  • Photographer
    Upper Left Photography


KPU requested that Thinkspace renovate one of its existing labs to support an expanded program in Sustainable Agriculture.

This required salvage of existing perimeter work 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 its value by approximately 15%, but there were only very minor impacts on the timeline. The lab has been exceptionally well received by the University.