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Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD U), Digital Media Research & Innovation Institute

The DMRII is the research and incubation component of OCAD U's overarching Digital Futures Initiative (DFI). This research faculty supports the institution’s goal of transforming design education through the creative use of technology.

The existing office space was renovated to allow for full barrier free accessibility to all spaces and amenities.

Our scope of work included demolition, placing of lightweight concrete slab, sound proofing rooms, building various labs and meeting rooms with operable partitions, glazing walls, and new finishes throughout. These included new millwork, carpet and painting. Alterations were also required to existing HVAC, sprinkler and communications systems.


Budget< $1,000,000

Sq Ft8,000


Duration18 Weeks

Design ConsultantBortolotto Design Architect Inc.


Contract TypeLump Sum


  1. Site logistics for pouring acoustically suspended lightweight concrete floor slab
  2. Floor remained open to students needing to access adjacent space
  3. Interface of mechanical & electrical with open corridors


This was a highly detailed oriented project that required finite coordination between all disciplines. Flat Iron ensured that all trades and prime consultant understood the specifications and participated jointly in resolving site interferences.