Student Residence

Profile
A development firm based in Chicago wanted to test their business model in Canada and so purchased a building in Ottawa. The plan was to convert existing hotel rooms into 140 new modern student residences with higher end finishes along with a modern lobby. Historically the company relied on the trades to build separator walls however for their first project in Canada they chose mywall®.

Challenge
mywall® had to satisfy 3 elements to be awarded the Ottawa project. The design had to be reflective of the company’s modern aesthetic, it had to be structural sound even though the walls were not connected to the ceiling and the solution had to be affordable.

Solution
mywall® was able to offer a wall system with a slender anodized profile that incorporated laminate walls and custom ceiling connectors satisfy structural requirement and at a price that came in lower than traditional construction methods.