|CLIENT:||UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH|
|CONSULTANT:||YOUNG + WRIGHT/IBI GROUP ARCHITECTS|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||125,000 SQ. FT.|
Located at the gateway to the Ontario Veterinary College, the Pathobiology and Animal Health Laboratory Building houses instruction laboratories and lecture halls. The four-floor concrete structure and mechanical penthouse featuring a cladding treatment of anodized aluminum panels, curtain wall and brick veneer.
During construction, Bird encountered a challenge when the building’s structure was near completion and a change in the scope of work was required - the elevator shaft originally terminating at the fourth floor was extended to the mechanical penthouse. Working with the design team, Bird made modifications by using high early strength concrete to mitigate the impact and allow the project to meet its original schedule.