The University of Toronto selected Eastern Construction Company Limited as Construction Manager for the new Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design building. The project site, located at 1 Spadina Crescent, will see the existing 1874 Heritage Building undergo extensive restoration and upgrades to provide student areas, faculty offices, and learning space. Once restoration is underway, the site will continue to be developed with the addition of a new structure to service the needs of the Faculty. University of Toronto has commissioned NADAAA, Adamson Architects, and ERA (heritage) to design this exciting new project.
Of the 11 non-residential buildings nominated for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards for Architecture (dubbed the Pug Awards), three projects were constructed by Eastern Construction. Toronto Police Services 11 Division (Stantec with heritage consultants ERA), 14 Division (Stantec), and the Rotman School of Management (KPMB) all received nominations. Voting is currently underway. For more, please link to, http://www.pugawards.com/pug/2013-nominees.
With voting underway for the 2013 Pug Awards, it’s a good opportunity to look back at the 2012 results. Of the two People’s Choice Awards granted, Eastern Construction Company Limited was fortunate to be the Construction Manager on the Centre for Green Cities, Evergreen Brick Works (Diamond Schmitt Architects). Another Eastern Construction project received an honourable mention, the St. Michael’s Hospital Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Diamond Schmitt Architects), was recognized under the Commercial and Institutional category and was one of only four Honorable Mentions granted by the Pug Awards in 2012. For more information on recipients of Pug Awards, please link to, http://www.pugawards.com/pug/awards/hall.
It was a heartfelt moment for the on-site personnel at Eastern Construction Company Limited when, in March 2013, they assisted 58 elderly nuns during the move into their final home here on earth in March of 2013. The project site, located on O’Conner Drive, involved the restoration of an 1885 heritage home and the construction of one of the most avant-garde and environmentally sustainable structures in Toronto designed by award-winning architects Shim Sutcliffe. Click here to read the article by the Toronto Star, http://bit.ly/XO6EcU.
Eastern Construction Company is currently underway constructing the new North Building at the University Toronto Mississauga Campus. The project was awarded to Eastern Construction as a design-build contract in conjunction with architects Perkins + Will, structural engineers exp Services Inc., and Crossey Engineering providing mechanical/electrical design.