Invizij Architects.

hamilton city hall renovation


The project involved a comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrade of City Hall, an important civic building in Hamilton as well as an architecturally significant example of the “International Style” in Canada originally designed by Stan Roscoe in 1956.


Renovations were undertaken to improve the building while maintaining its heritage characteristics. The site and building were completely restored, with improvements such as replacing the exterior cladding and curtain wall, interior renovations, life safety upgrades, increased barrier-free access, and upgrades to the building’s energy loads with new wall assemblies and mechanical/electrical systems.


Due to the historical and architectural significance of the original building, a primary factor in all decisions was maintaining the building’s civic importance in the core of downtown Hamilton. Renovations were completed under a very tight schedule under the guidance of ABE, a joint venture working collaboratively with: Group 8 Engineering (Mechanical & Electrical), Wendy Shearer Landscape Architect, Shorn Consultants (Structural Engineering), The Ventin Group (Heritage Consultant), MTE Consultants (Civil Engineering), and Brook Van Dalen (Building Envelope Consultant).

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Completed: 2010
Client: City of Hamilton
Cost: $55,230,000 budget
Architect: Garwood-Jones & Hanham in association with McCallum Sather
Partner-In-Charge: Ross Hanham

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