Quoin

Queen’s University Business School Toronto Campus

Queen’s University Business School Toronto Campus
Project Specs

8,000 square feet

Project Type

Higher Education

Service

  • Budgeting
  • AV/IT integration
  • Construction Management
Project Specs

8,000 square feet

Project Type

Higher Education

Service

  • Budgeting
  • AV/IT integration
  • Construction Management

THE QUEENS UNIVERSITY MBA PROGRAM  has earned global recognition for its pioneering approaches to business education and innovation in team-based learning. So when it came time for The Smith School of Business to expand its offering into a first-of-its-kind facility atop Simcoe Place in Toronto, Queen’s University relied on the landlord’s recommendation: Call Quoin.

Integrating more design and infrastructure than a traditional classroom, the 80-person lecture hall was outfitted with state-of-the-art AV and IT systems to support collaborative learning. Beyond the custom-designed lectern, the expansive partition opened up to reveal a picturesque view to the Toronto Harbour and railways.

An intensive curriculum with heavy workload demands would be delivered within this environment. As such, fresh air ventilation was very important. A specialized mechanical room housing the complex HVAC systems was constructed and this required cutting through the building’s structural walls to access fresh air.

Coordinating the construction to coincide with the planned program start dates meant that the project’s compressed timeline required us to finish construction within four months – just in time for the Toronto campus’ first-ever MBA students.

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Sometimes overcoming a challenge means getting under it. In the case of the lecture hall construction, we had to implement a specialized flooring solution that accommodated the room’s raised access floor system. Experience and material know-how lead us to a unique solution that still afforded access to the underfloor infrastructure, yet mitigated any risk of tile cracking or uneven joints.

Tony Temelkovski, President