Quartek Group Inc. was asked to re-evaluate a master plan for Ridley College in order to help give form to a fund-raising plan. Our Architects developed a vision for the overall Athletic Complex. It was necessary to incorporate as much of the long-range goals as possible while proposing a realistic capital budget for the project in terms of 2007 dollars. This task was crucial in order to put forward a plan that the Board and Advancement Department could package and take to major doners and broader alumni for pledges.
Quartek undertook a design and computer-modeling/animation task in concert with Niagara College’s Visual Technologies Department to create a tangible concept that could be viewed in a video format to show donors and the student/faculty a vision for their future new sport facility and how it might look in context with the existing Campus.
Phase-1 development at Ridley is currently underway and is valued at $10 million in construction cost. The project has met the challenge of green design by being developed using the criteria of the Green Building Council of Canada’s LEED standards at a silver level of participation. The Quartek Team, including our mechanical and electrical engineers, architects and landscape architects, have work together to make this first phase an exceptional building.