Govan Brown



  Square Footage: 18,000
  Market Sector: Institutional/Government
  Architect/Designer: KPMB

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Our experience building Canada's largest city has made us the construction manager of choice for various institutions, namely, the University of Toronto who have been a repeat client of ours. In 2009, Govan Brown began the renovation of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. Our extensive experience working in Heritage Buildings made us the ideal candidate to complete this project. Built in 1908, the Munk School of Global Affairs was a delicate space that required a fastidious attention to detail that

only our project managers could deliver. The Munk School, a heritage bordering Toronto's Annex and Discovery neighborhoods, is a site that supports multiple centres. Along with major renovation to the centre piece structure, Devonshire House, there was an equally aged satellite building known as "Transit House" that needed consideration. The largest extent of the renovations was reserved for the interior of Devonshire House. While maintaining the red brick facade of the structure, our team had to gut the old

finishes and systems and replace them with new fire sprinkler system, electrical and mechanical systems, and elevator and handicap accessibility ramps. These new systems were accompanied by finishes that complemented the aesthetic of the heritage site and befitting the esteemed reputation of the learning centre.