We needed to expand our Agassiz office building and wanted to integrate the new build with the existing office and production facility, which had been constructed 35 years before. To accomplish this, we had to ensure that not only did we minimize the impact on our day-to-day business operations, but also that we were able to provide updated industry compliance with the safety measures of current building codes on the older office site.
Our design team designed a building that fit within the narrow confines of the site. It was attached to the existing facilities to allow current business operations to proceed unaffected. We worked with a Building Code consultant to provide an alternative solution to our fire protection approach, which also had virtually no impact on our employees or daily operations.
The expansion provided new office, support and boardroom space for 11 people – all with accessibility features. And because were able to showcase a number of different materials, finishes and details in the completed project, it also now serves as a live working demo for client presentations as well.