Govan Brown



  Square Footage: 40,476
  Market Sector:  Technology
  Architect/Designer: KBH
  Electrical Engineer: Mulvey & Banani
  Mechanical Engineer: The Mitchell Partnership
  Landlord: O&Y Enterprise

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In 2005, following the rapid growth of their e-gaming franchise, Cryptologic contacted Govan Brown to build out a space to accommodate their expanding workforce. The site of the renovation was in an older building located in Toronto’s mid-town area and, at the request of the client, our team was able to transform the area into the ‘one of a kind’ space they envisioned. The distinctiveness of the project relied upon unique design elements. One of such features was an oversized pivot door for the boardroom. The task of installing the door hinged

on our ability to structurally support the door without limiting the height of the ceiling. Other ceiling con-siderations needed to be taken when installing the office‘s electrical room. The electrical room’s location was directly above a drywall ceiling which covered the building’s atrium entrance. In order to accommodate the heavy equipment housed in the electrical room, we had to reinforce the ceiling while maintaining its original height. Furthermore, seeing as the client’s field was technology, we installed a UPS system with separate air condi-


tioning units to maintain a consistent temperature.  Additionally, we were required to divide the floor space according to the number of software development areas, which all required new T-bar ceiling grids with new light fixtures. Cryptologic is a company carving an identity for themselves in a difficult field while maintaining the roots which harbored their successes. Govan Brown was happy to develop an office that was able to meet their exact specifications.