2019 saw mcCallumSather move into the iconic Westinghouse HQ situated at 286 Sanford Avenue North in Hamilton. Originally built in 1917, the building is a landmark in Hamilton’s east end – epitomizing the former strength of Hamilton’s industrial age. Now reimagined, our 10,000 SF award-winning workspace is a showcase in sustainable design within a heritage context. Over a more traditional office environment, the design has resulted in projected energy savings of 54%. We are targeting a LEED certification for commercial interiors, making it one of the most sustainable offices in Hamilton.
Further 2019 highlights include the ground breaking at Valley Park Library, targeting LEED Gold, the facility will become the most energy efficient library in Hamilton; the opening of Gage Park Greenhouse; and The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College becoming the first building in Canada to gain Canada Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building Standard Certification in both design and performance categories.
At mcCallumSather, our purpose is clear – the design of a more resilient world through the advancement of sustainable design intelligence.
As an integrated team of architects, mechanical engineers, and interior designers, we embrace an inclusive approach to design that encourages curiosity and invention. As a result, each project reflects our commitment to design excellence and sustainable design solutions, coupled with a relentless focus on our client’s goals. We continuously strive to communicate better, design more efficiently, and deliver improved experiences.
Our portfolio includes a mix of award-winning work, from heritage to new construction, small community initiatives to multi-million-dollar, one-of-a-kind projects.
2018 was a defining and inspiring year for mcCallumSather. Two projects of note throughout the year include the completion and occupancy of The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation (with B+H) at Mohawk College, the largest Net Zero building in Canada, located right here in Hamilton. Plus, we bid farewell to our office on Catharine St N and became anchor tenants at the iconic Westinghouse HQ situated at 286 Sandford Ave N.
Originally built in 1917, the Westinghouse Building is a landmark in Hamilton’s east end – epitomizing the former strength of Hamilton’s industrial age. Now reimagined, our 10,000ft2 new work space is a showcase in sustainable design within a heritage context and a real-world example of how a modern, collaborative work space can function.
Over a more traditional office environment, the design has resulted in a projected energy saving of 54%. We are targeting a LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors, making it one of the most sustainable offices in Hamilton. There are no assigned offices or desks. All staff use individual laptops to hot-desk within the facility – which has resulted in an 80% reduction in paper usage.
As mcCallumSather continues to push innovative and intelligent design, we can direct clients and industry partners to our very own home base to demonstrate what can be achieved in adaptive reuse of heritage buildings and high performance, sustainable design – all within the constraints of a 100-year-old building.
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