Our vision for what has become the Tides Renewal Centre, was to create office space in the downtown eastside where a synergy of ideas and action towards social and environmental change is possible. Penner & Associates responded with determination to evolving programmatic requirements, multiple stakeholders and a funky heritage building. The end result being interiors that look and feel great! The environment enables capacity building not only for Tides Canada and Renewal, but also smaller enterprises and organizations.
Penner + Associates led an extensive team of consultants, achieving a rigorous sustainability agenda, beyond the LEED Canada-CI Gold certification the project is attempting. Their creativity in translating a complex program into a beautiful expression, and their attention and diligence to managing the project and budget was outstanding!
—Joel Solomon, President and CEO | Renewal Partners Company
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Penner and Associates was Project Manager, Primary Consultant and LEED Project Team Administrator for the Tides Renewal Centre.
collaborators: Dominion Fairmile Construction; Katherine Metz (feng shui); Martin Tessler (photographer); McSquared System Design Group (acoustic/audio visual); Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture; Stantec Consulting (mechanical/electrical); Tides Renewal (client); WMS (commissioning)