Location | Victoria, British Columbia
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Arts & Culture
Project Delivery Method: Historical Restoration and Renovation
Discipline | Electrical
Photo Credit | Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture
This $21 million project consisted of redeveloping the existing art gallery and building a bold and innovative addition. The total renovation of the existing space was 2200 square metres and the new addition contains 1300 square metres. Part of the existing building renovations include seismic, site, and landscape upgrades.
Williams Engineering Canada’s electrical design services for this project were employed to provide innovative and sustainable design services while maintaining the heritage and culture of the gallery. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) was established in the historic Spencer Mansion in 1951, and has been B.C.’s second largest public art gallery and largest art collection for the last 60 years.
Designed the project using REVIT 3D software, the project includes LEED® Gold standards, and was completed through a phased construction process, allowing operations of the art gallery to continue during the construction phase. The electrical design also considered exhibit and display lighting strategies.
Creating an upgraded gallery space and public space is critical to the current and future goals of the gallery.