Govan Brown



  Square Footage: 175,000
  Market Sector:  Legal
  Architect/Designer: IBI Group
  Electrical Engineer: Mulvey & Banani
  Mechanical Engineer: The Mitchell Partnership
  Landlord: Brookfield Properties

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On the eve of their first move in almost 15 years, Fasken Martineau requested Govan Brown’s services as construction managers to fit-out their newly acquired Bay-Adelaide office. Moving from Toronto Dominion Centre, the project called for an acute attention to detail in erecting a space emblematic of their esteemed position within the world of jurisprudence. Similar to many of Govan Brown’s projects, the fit-out of the new Fasken Martineau office was built to LEED CI standards. Many of the materials used in constructing the 175,000 square foot space were either locally sourced or recycled. Considering the project was an

office built to accommodate 200 lawyers, our efforts for sustainability were very effective. The new space accommodated several amenities including a library, lunchroom, staff lounge, business centre and a computer room-constantly conditioned by two newly installed AC units. The entire 24th floor was transformed into a conference centre for client presentations. Of the many features included in the aesthetic design were skyfold partitions, stone floors and walls, wood panelling, custom ceiling, corian and stainless steel walls, drop-down and flat screens. Perhaps the most. striking  feature  of  the  entire

project was the translucent onyx stone wall, procured by Govan Brown. Together,  we aided in engineering the logistics of the wall with the client, while providing the client with many different samples which were ordered until they decided upon the final product, an example of our purchasing power with the trades and distributors in the GTA.  The international law firm is emblematic of Canadian ambition, succeeding globally while providing bilingual litigation support. Govan Brown was able to move Fasken Martineau into their new space on time and under budget.