301 Update

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Architecture, Construction, Engineering


A quick update on things around the 301 King project. It’s been two weeks of wiring, hvac and other prep work for the big changes coming. We’re nearing the end of the electrical wiring, and thanks to the team at E-Lifespaces we’ll have some structured included that will allow our computers to talk to the tvs in the space. Important for presentations and World Cup.

We’ve also been working through a number of design projects…from the flooring approach (mix of concrete/wood), lighting systems and fixtures, plumbing and hardware (including a cool concrete communal sink), and finally the kitchen/bar appliances. Many thanks to Beverly at Haute Design for her help and guidance on some key questions.

All the while, Matt Decell has been cranking a way on the kitchen/bar cabinetry (as well as a custom ping pong/conference table)….so the coming weeks should be fun to follow as all this stuff starts flowing in. More to come.

5 Responses to “301 Update”

  1. Nate says:

    When is the “playground” scheduled for completion?

  2. RP says:

    Nate….ETA is still September, but we’ll provide updates in August to see how that’s looking.

  3. Dan Dickison says:

    Cool time-lapse presentation on the roof. By the way, the contractors on this project don’t seem to have sustainability in mind, Every time I see the dumpster out back, it’s loaded with stuff that really shouldn’t be headed to the landfill (buckets, fiberglass insulation, etc.). Anyway to influence them?

  4. Robert says:

    Dan…would be happy to discuss. Many factors have been considered (reduced material, reused material, efficient products, live/work, etc.), but we/they certainly aren’t on top of it all.

  5. Dan Dickison says:

    No worries. I do think it’s a cool project, and I don’t mean to offer criticism, only encouragement for moving toward sustainable practices. I’d like to hear more about the factors you guys have incorporated. Reused material is mostly an unheralded approach to commercial renovations. Are you reusing structural material that came out of the old building?