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St. Jerome's University Campus Redevelopment

Waterloo, ON

Contract Value:

$47 million

Prime Consultant:

Diamond and Schmitt Architects

Project Owner:

St. Jerome’s University

Contract Format:

IPD (Integrated Project Delivery)

Completion Date:

May 2016

Contract Duration:

32 months

Graham Construction led an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team, to design and build a new 110,000 sq. ft. student residence and a 30,000 sq. ft. academic building with approximately 900 seats in classrooms of various sizes. The 360-bed residential building is organized around twelve “houses” of thirty students in a mixture of single and double rooms. Each "house" has its rooms arranged around a central core, which contains common functions such as shared washrooms and a lounge. The ground floor of the building contains a sequence of common amenity spaces for use by residents. The TV rooms, music room, study spaces, games room and laundry are all arranged around a large open lounge space in a manner that reinforces student interaction. This was Graham’s second major IPD project in Canada, and the first IPD project in Canada to be implemented in the academic buildings sector.