St. John’s, NL
The Teamsters Union is a Trade Union representing over 120,000 members in varying industries in Canada. The Teamsters operate by co-operative principles. Consequently, it was important that the Teamsters Union be built by unionized trades. For a small building and in a small construction market, like St. John’s, this was a real challenge. The construction documents had to be carefully crafted to assure a competitive bidding process and high quality work.
The 7,000 sq. ft. office building is located in an office park context. The building splits the site in half to create a typical office parking area at the street, and a garden courtyard at the rear. Extensive glazing is used to provide views looking into the garden as well as natural light throughout. The building contains a large meeting hall, offices and boardrooms.
STATUS: Completed 2015
SERVICES PROVIDED: Prime Consultant, Architectural Design, Interior Design
BUILDING TYPE: New Construction
PROGRAM: Offices, Union Hall, Meeting Rooms
SIZE: 7,000 ft2 (655 m2)
DESIGN TEAM: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering – Rowsell Appleby Newton Engineering Inc., Structural Engineering – DBA Consulting Engineers Ltd., Civil Engineering – Progressive Engineering and Consulting Inc., Landscape Design – Airo Landscape Design
PHOTOGRAPHY: Fougere Menchenton Architecture