Osgoode Properties Lobby Refresh
Hay Design Incorporated has been retained numerous times over the past decade to provide interior design concepts and services to upgrade the interior and exterior finishes, colours, flooring and landscaping for their condominium properties through Ottawa and Gatineau. The services have included but not limited to, repainting of the exterior façade of the apartment buildings, replacement the front entrance canopies, and replace existing benches, lighting, furniture, art work and planters. Hay Design had to work with the existing elements of the building and provide a design solution that would refresh the over appearance of the spaces yet keep the modification to a minimum.
The Project Objectives were to refresh and update the overall appearance of the common areas – lobbies / mail room / elevators and corridors – and create a modern, warm and welcoming entrance to the properties.
The Design Challenge was that the apartment buildings were built decades ago. The challenge was to provide a design concept that not only complementary with all the existing architectural elements in the buildings, but also highlight the existing design features in the lobby areas, refresh the finishes in the space, create a warm and welcoming lobby for the residents, as well as incorporate new elements that will create a long lasting appearance. A limited budget also had an impact on what could be done to the space.
Creative and Innovative design solutions that were sought, were to work with the existing finishes that were current to the apartment, but still highlighting the design changes.