Intelligent design and project management


McMurrich Building (built 1890) Renovations

University of Toronto

Project Value: All phases $3.25 million

Completion: September 2009


IPM was first engaged in the summer of 2007 to manage the renovation of the third floor of this century-old building for the first phase of offices for the Research Division of the University. The second phase involved renovations for the offices for the University’s Ombudsperson. The final two overlapping phases involved the complete renovation of the first and second floors for the office of the Vice Provost – Academic and the remainder of the offices of the Vice President, Research. IPM managed UofT’s separate phasing, tendering and construction of the work, which resulted in each phase being delivered by a different general contractor. The work also involved the replacement of all exterior windows and the security access systems. IPM’s mandate also included overseeing the sourcing, selection and installation of all new furniture and the move of the clients into their new space. The clients have expressed their delight with the results of the process. IPM has continued to follow up on issues well beyond the project’s completion including chasing down a missing window screen for the client two years after the windows were installed.