Lewkowich Engineering Associates – Engineering Office + Testing Lab
Located at 1900 Boxwood Road in Nanaimo, BC the project provides Lewkowich Engineering Associates, a geotechnical engineering company, with a purpose-built office and materials testing facility. The building is architecturally designed and modern in form and character with architectural elements referencing geology and tectonic activity in respect of the nature of the clients business and field of practice.
Combining disparate uses such as office and lab spaces results in a complex HVAC system designed to maintain exhaust, ventilation, and indoor air quality. Used are separated by floor.
A strong and collaborative relationship between Tectonica Management Inc. and Checkwitch Poiron Architect Inc. successfully addressed the unique design and construction challenges inherent in a design of this type and created a very unique and architecturally significant facility for a satisfied client.
Tectonica Management Inc. provided Project Management and Construction Management services to construct the facility. In this capacity Tectonica assumed responsibility for managing the architectural and engineering consultants and all sub trades and suppliers as well as liaising with the City of Nanaimo on all approval matters.