Optometry is an increasingly competitive industry, so when the owners of NUVO Optometry purchased a building to house their dream practice, they turned to Terlin to execute their vision of a spectacular clinical and retail space on Vanguard Road in Orleans. As a large optometry fit-up, the Terlin project management process of regular, documented site meetings with ownership and trades was essential in keeping this complex project on track and on time.
Special challenges in this project included a flexible, material based ceiling in the main retail area, along with extensive millwork that required precise location of electrical services. It was also a multi-level project, so the design team and Terlin had to coordinate the clinical functionality required in the examination areas with staff areas in the basement, along with the main retail and display areas framed by high ceilings and expansive natural light through the high glass windows in the exterior walls. Heating and cooling were special considerations given the amount of glazing present in the walls and the variance in Ottawa’s seasonal climate.