Onwards and Upwards
Hey it’s you! How are your classes going? We hope that it’s going well. We have some big news to share with you. There’s a building going up! You may or may not have seen the crazy amount of construction going on around building 8 and 9. Oh you did?! Well that’s because the SAMU building is coming sooner than you might think. Yea, soon you’re going to have all that space to yourself, and other students, and SAMU staff. Anyways… Some things have been happening with our building and we’re here to give you all the updates!
The Cranes are Alright
Recently we had a pretty massive machine hauling some pretty substantial pieces of steel around the new building. The steel was being placed for what will be the club spaces and the event hall. Now that the big pieces are up the crane is moving on, but we will see smaller pieces of steel going up for the rest of the frame of the building. If you’re curious about the building progress you can tune in to the live stream to watch things unfold.
Working on Walls
Looking to the future of the project, let’s talk about the interior walls. One of the coolest features of our new building will be the modular walls. What are modular walls? They’re a type of wall that can be installed faster than drywall and can be folded or completely removed. These walls can house digital screens and other electronics with plug-and-play systems. They also feature different finishes, including whiteboard, and are completely customizable. We are working to secure a contract the right manufacturer to ensure that we can get the perfect fit for our needs.
In October, select SAMU staff will be going to showrooms around the city to choose furniture for the building. That means that everything from the event hall to the plaza will have furniture selected over the coming months. Our esteemed furniture selectors are charged with selecting pieces that are not only stylish but comfortable as well. Keep an eye on our blogs for more updates on our selections.
The stair and elevator shafts have been completed and are ready to have their guts installed!
Requests for submissions for food vendors are being sent out to vendors and we’re confident we’ll find a good fit for our building. Interested? Visit samubuilding.ca/leasing-opportunities for more information.