Hariri Pontarini Architects
5,480 m2 (59,000 ft2)
Structural Engineering Consultant
2019, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Institute Honor Awards for Architecture
Casey House, a specialized healthcare facility for individuals with HIV/ AIDS, undertook an extensive renovation and expansion of their existing heritage-designated building to better serve the needs of patients and healthcare providers.
Located in downtown Toronto, the Casey House project involved renovating the historic mansion currently on the site and connecting it with an environmentally advanced, state-of-the-art new hospital structure houses fourteen sub-acute patient rooms, along with a variety of outpatient supportive health services. The new facility allows for the introduction of a substantial HIV/AIDS Day Health Program which services 200 registered clients. The substantial addition brings much needed space and modernized amenities while embracing the existing heritage building and providing a private sanctuary for clients to promote healing and emotional well-being, with a building design that grants sufficient space to client and administrative areas, reception, a dining room, communal spaces, basement, parking and storage.
Challenge: Managing and dealing with the various unexpected conditions found during the renovation process resulting from the age of the heritage building and the numerous renovations it had undergone over the years.
Solution: While each project is unique, Entuitive’s extensive experience restoring and renovating heritage buildings allowed us to resolve each unexpected situation in a timely manner – assessing the issue and then devising appropriate solutions that balance restoration, project schedule and budget goals for the client.