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Renovation and expansion of the Metro Transit Purchasing Department was completed in the spring of 2010. Collaborative Design Group provided interior design, architectural, and structural services for the project. Mechanical and Electrical engineering services were provided by Gausman & Moore.
By reconfiguration and expansion of existing space, many operational and employee needs were met by the project outcome. The primary need for expansion was not limited only to additional offices, but also a need for a large conference space. The conference space was designed for flexibility of use and accessibility to all users within the facility, even beyond the purchasing department. To achieve maximum efficiency in space and flexibility for future growth and change, the use of DIRTT demountable wall systems was incorporated into the project. This wall system also allowed for maximum daylighting throughout the entire work space—not just limited to private offices—as well as the mounting of existing office furniture.
Additional services that CDG offered during the project were assistance with FF&E selections, coordination of phasing for temporary employee work space during construction, and establishing a baseline for building standards for finishes and design. Throughout the design and construction process, CDG worked closely with key individuals from Metro Transit to ensure quick problem solving and an overall successful project that was on time and budget.