Strata exposed the character of 433 20th Street West for MGM Communications. This design-build project featured extensive renovations both inside the building and out.
MGM Communications’ character building was extensively renovated by Strata. We were engaged to lead the exciting design-build process of this single-story, 6,250 square foot building, and tasked with returning this tired property back to its glory. Major structural repair-work included removing two existing mezzanine structures, re-framing and supporting the roof structure, infilling two existing staircases, installing two new staircases, and cutting a number of new windows and doors into the existing concrete block and clay-tile exterior structure. The process of peeling back the interior layers—added over decades—revealed spaces and finishes that the client embraced and now flaunts, including both clay-tile and brick walls, exposed concrete and solid oak floors, and a stratigraphic patchwork of wall finishes that has become a feature of the double-height space created by removing the mezzanine at the centre of the space.