The George Reid House renovation is part of Creative City Campus project, a major expansion and renovation that will revitalize the main campus along McCaul Street. 

Fall 2017
Construction is about to begin in the George Reid House at 100 McCaul Street, on Level 2, including Rooms 254 and 258, and the corridor. The Ceramics studio will remain functional throughout this work. The Design Photo studios will move from the George Reid House to Room 500 in the Sharp Centre, former location of the Faculty of Design offices, and are open for use starting Monday, October 16.

A few rooms near the George Reid House will be repurposed to facilitate the construction of a universal washroom and additional storage space for Ceramics. These rooms include one faculty office, and offices for OPSEU and the Alumni Association. The faculty office has been relocated to the third floor of 100 McCaul Street, while OPSEU and the Alumni Association have moved to 230 Richmond Street West.

Winter 2018
At the beginning of January 2018 all of Level 1 of the George Reid House will be closed to enable renovations of the foundry and mouldmaking studio areas.

All classes normally taught in the George Reid Level 1 studio spaces were either rescheduled for Fall 2017 or Fall 2018, or accommodated in other rooms. Mouldmaking processes are being facilitated in Room 141. Students who need access to a foundry process during this construction are encouraged to speak to their instructors. OCAD U’s Shops & Studios is working to facilitate these needs.

View the floor plan diagrams of the areas of work during the Fall and Winter terms.

OCAD University has retained Eastern Construction to complete this work as well as the main expansion and renovation of the Creative City Campus project.

The intention is to complete noisy or disruptive work outside of class time. However, as is the reality with most construction projects, there may be occasional periods of disruption. Effort will be made to minimize these periods. Your understanding as we undertake this revitalization project is appreciated.   

This work is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2018. Questions or comments should be sent to Joanne Frisch, Major Capital Projects Lead, at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.

George Reid House Renovation Objectives

  • Modernize the interiors with new finishes, fixtures and equipment
  • Create two new multi-purpose rooms that can be used for various events, meetings and community activities
  • Improve and upgrade program space for the foundry and mouldmaking studios to improve work flow and process efficiencies for users, add a small rapid-prototyping centre, and centralize staff working areas
  • Provide an enhanced circulation space with opportunities for display and work space
  • Integrate mechanical and electrical systems, as well as design features that embed environmental sustainability
  • Provide a universal washroom
  • Integrate an Indigenous presence, in honour of the University’s commitment to Indigenous Learning, as described in Transforming Student Experience 2017-2022, the OCAD University Academic Plan
  • Celebrate the building’s historical significance by refurbishing elements such as the portico

 

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:15am
OCAD University
Creative City Campus Update: George Reid House Renovations Begin
Friday October 6th, 2017

The George Reid House renovation is part of Creative City Campus project, a major expansion and renovation that will revitalize the main campus along McCaul Street. 

Fall 2017
Construction is about to begin in the George Reid House at 100 McCaul Street, on Level 2, including Rooms 254 and 258, and the corridor. The Ceramics studio will remain functional throughout this work. The Design Photo studios will move from the George Reid House to Room 500 in the Sharp Centre, former location of the Faculty of Design offices, and are open for use starting Monday, October 16.

A few rooms near the George Reid House will be repurposed to facilitate the construction of a universal washroom and additional storage space for Ceramics. These rooms include one faculty office, and offices for OPSEU and the Alumni Association. The faculty office has been relocated to the third floor of 100 McCaul Street, while OPSEU and the Alumni Association have moved to 230 Richmond Street West.

Winter 2018
At the beginning of January 2018 all of Level 1 of the George Reid House will be closed to enable renovations of the foundry and mouldmaking studio areas.

All classes normally taught in the George Reid Level 1 studio spaces were either rescheduled for Fall 2017 or Fall 2018, or accommodated in other rooms. Mouldmaking processes are being facilitated in Room 141. Students who need access to a foundry process during this construction are encouraged to speak to their instructors. OCAD U’s Shops & Studios is working to facilitate these needs.

View the floor plan diagrams of the areas of work during the Fall and Winter terms.

OCAD University has retained Eastern Construction to complete this work as well as the main expansion and renovation of the Creative City Campus project.

The intention is to complete noisy or disruptive work outside of class time. However, as is the reality with most construction projects, there may be occasional periods of disruption. Effort will be made to minimize these periods. Your understanding as we undertake this revitalization project is appreciated.   

This work is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2018. Questions or comments should be sent to Joanne Frisch, Major Capital Projects Lead, at creativecitycampus@ocadu.ca.

George Reid House Renovation Objectives

  • Modernize the interiors with new finishes, fixtures and equipment
  • Create two new multi-purpose rooms that can be used for various events, meetings and community activities
  • Improve and upgrade program space for the foundry and mouldmaking studios to improve work flow and process efficiencies for users, add a small rapid-prototyping centre, and centralize staff working areas
  • Provide an enhanced circulation space with opportunities for display and work space
  • Integrate mechanical and electrical systems, as well as design features that embed environmental sustainability
  • Provide a universal washroom
  • Integrate an Indigenous presence, in honour of the University’s commitment to Indigenous Learning, as described in Transforming Student Experience 2017-2022, the OCAD University Academic Plan
  • Celebrate the building’s historical significance by refurbishing elements such as the portico

 

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