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College West Residence Refurbishment

Redefining outdated space usage typologies to create comfortable living spaces

  • 4.4K

    Square Meters

  • $30M

    Construction Value

  • Regina, Saskatchewan

    Regina, Saskatchewan

We design campus experiences that allow all to learn, grow, and achieve their greatest potential with the comforts of home

The College West Residence building at the University of Regina was tired. Working with the university, our first task was a feasibility study. Combining our local team of higher education designers and our internal specialty financial analysts, we set out to explore options that would redefine the College West Res space. These options considered contemporary usage models while also addressing fundamental building condition, hazardous material concerns, and a strict business model for cost.

Leveraging their knowledge of refurbishment projects, the team considered the intensive hazardous material abatement process as well as building enclosure upgrades to the aging and deteriorating building skin. The recommendation? A construction management services procurement method—an integrated team approach that navigated a fast-tracked project (to meet occupation dates).

From the start, we worked with Campus Residence Services and the university Facilities Management staff to streamline a design process and create effective student living units within the existing footprint. Students want to live and study in spaces that offer variety of styles and settings, and we created comfortable spaces to encourage students to connect, learn, and find their place in the campus community.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • University of Regina
Partners
  • ALFA Engineering Ltd. (Electrical)
  • Brownle Beaton Kreke (Structural)
Meet Our Team

Tammi Denby, Architect

There is an opportunity for design to create feelings of comfort and well-being—to transform spaces and benefit people.

Jeff Jurzyniec, Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

Our role as designers means more than shelter; we create meaning in our environment and communities.
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Shawn Lamb, Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering Discipline Lead

Be passionate about your work, always have fun, and treat others with respect and kindness.
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Greg Woitas, Principal, Senior Architectural Technologist, Healthcare

I am a big believer in the Integrated Design Process. Involving all disciplines in the design process truly creates a collaborative effort and better outcomes.
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Tammi Denby

Architect

Jeff Jurzyniec

Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

Shawn Lamb

Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering Discipline Lead

Greg Woitas

Principal, Senior Architectural Technologist, Healthcare

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