• PROJECT NAME: Pitman Hall Food Facilities
  • CONTRACT VALUE: $4,000,000
  • PROJECT SIZE: 8,000 sq. ft.
  • DURATION: 10 weeks
  • OWNER: Ryerson University
  • DESIGN CONSULTANT: Gow Hastings Architects
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Construction Management

Pitman Hall is Ryerson University’s second largest student residence, with 14 floors and 565 rooms. To ensure students and staff continued to enjoy quality food options within a comfortable environment, Ryerson awarded Compass the Construction Management mandate to renovate this building’s existing kitchen and dining facilities to accommodate residents of both Pitman Hall and the International Living and Learning Centre.


Key design features include a floating ceiling with prescribed pattern mimicked by a reflective pattern on the floor as well as architectural woodwork features such as wood slats with integrated acoustical panels.


Type II abatement to remove mould was required prior to mobilization. The project had a very tight schedule to meet end of August substantial completion, so the renovated facility could open prior to the beginning of the new school year. This required many sub-trades working together, which in turn required Compass to ensure quality of workmanship was maintained throughout.


The primary construction challenge was ensuring Compass met the required substantial completion date. Our dedicated team and sub-trade partners collaborated with the Ryerson University Project Manager, Operations team and Gow Hastings Architects to ensure we completed on time.


Collaboration was key throughout the project. In particular, Point of Connection (POC) requirements for all new kitchen equipment needed to be properly coordinated with Mechanical & Electrical sub-trades to maintain the extremely tight schedule.


Compass is proud to have been a part of the amazing team that delivered this new student food facility. While the timelines were tight and the pressure was on, the collaborative efforts of a remarkable team resulted in a successful project completion.