After completing the design and construction of the Senator O’Connor Secondary School in 2005, Kearns Mancini was again commissioned by the client, as a heritage architect and prime consultant, to complete the restoration and adaptive reuse of three heritage-designated estate buildings on the campus.
All three buildings required full masonry and window restorations, including repointing and brick replacement. Wherever possible, Kearns Mancini’s design prescribed for the historical brick to be salvaged. New energy efficient Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety systems were designed and implemented in the three buildings. Discreet additions were made to the Estate and Coach House to facilitate upgrades for fire exiting and wheelchair accessibility. These alterations and additons sensitively blended the existing materials, details and building techniques with the new architectural elements.
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