The University procured a design and construction management team to guide the renovation from beginning to end. This ensured a strict schedule that was both flexible and controlled. The construction management team was able to strip away the existing building skin to ensure that there were no hidden expenses. This minimized legal disputes, which, in turn, played a key role in the successful delivery of the project.
I wanted to express how thrilled I am at the realization of the vision by Peter and the KMA team. In its built form, the renovation makes clear what a wonderful attention to detail our architects brought to this project. The splashes of colour, abundant greenery of the atrium, light suffused throughout the spaces, changes in flooring and wall surfaces, indirect lighting, and all of the touches make this a superb space in which to work.
If I had realized how wonderful this space was to be, I would have extended my term to enjoy fully my spectacular new office.
As I mentioned and as I told Peter Ng, we are thrilled with the realization of the original concepts (which I still think is more difficult to do than a new building) and the execution of the design. The design, workmanship and finishes are things to be proud of and that we will enjoy for years to come.