Seneca College at York U – specifically, the School of Media, Faculty of Communication, Art and Design program requires a new integrated newsroom space to support its program review recommendations and curriculum renewal plans. One of the requirements of the client is to incorporate movable furniture based on different spatial configurations to support flexible use of space and collaborative learning. The space will allow other courses to use this space. Students must also be able to produce content for all platforms, such as audio, video and online after the renovation is completed.
The scope of the work involved a number of trades, including electrical, mechanical, drywall, and some specialty trades for specific installation of the ProCyc (green wall) and flooring. The coordination between trades, and between the three different spaces was a bit of a challenge (especially during exam week), however the team pulled together to complete the project in time for the classes to start within the regular schedule. Special thank you to three or four major trades: Lights on Site for all the late night work on the significant electrical work required, to Graff Concrete Cutting and Coring, and to RPM Drywall, for all their efforts on the walls and ceilings. Also, the team who put together the ProCyc green wall and floor; a combination of Rutherford staff, RPM tradesmen and Carpet/Flooring technicians from Carpet Plus.