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II BY IV DESIGN'S WORK ON A
TORONTO HIGH-RISE IS EARNING
ACCOLADES. BY JIM HARRIS

T

he Residences of 488 University Avenue, a mixed use tower
in downtown Toronto, won't
officially open until summer
2018, but it is already considered a new
city landmark. The retrofit of an existing
18 story office tower, the final building will
be 55 stories of glass and steel that ascends
from a radiant podium. The building's
underground parking was excavated, its
perimeter footprint was extended and its
exterior was completely re-clad, making
it a feat of engineering. A new 37-story
condominium with 453 luxurious units
will rise above the office component, with
construction occurring while the offices
below remain open.
Toronto-based II BY IV DESIGN's work
on the 55-story commercial and residential
project has earned it multiple awards since it
became involved in the project five years ago.
Most recently, in September the company was awarded the "Overall Winner
of the Year" during the highly prestigious
ABB LEAF (Leading European Architecture
Forum) awards held in London. II BY IV
DESIGN was selected from 78 shortlisted
entries across 17 categories, with projects
spanning the globe from over 25 countries.
This recognition comes almost one year
after the firm won the highly competitive
Show Flats and Development category
at the 2016 Society of British and International Design (SBID) International
Design Awards for the Residences of 488
University Avenue's marketing center. The
Residences of 488 University Avenue project has also earned multiple honors at the
International Property Awards, including
best mixed-use architecture, best residential high-rise development and best
condominium in Canada.
II BY IV DESIGN is responsible for all

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II BY IV DESIGN is providing the overall design
concept and all aspects of interior design for
The Residences of 488 University Avenue.

aspects of the interior design and the
overall design concept which includes
space planning, furniture specification,
custom millwork and lighting design, finish
selection, suite layouts and directing the
extensive public art program.
"[Developer Amexon Development
Corp.] is a client with whom we share
a mutual respect, our relationship is
based on a foundation of trust which has
developed over several years. They rely on
our abilities to execute their vision and
we are involved at every level," says Dan

II BY IV DESIGN
- The Residences of 488
University Avenue
www.iibyiv.com
* Location: Toronto
* Scope: Residential/commercial tower

"We are a mu idisciplinary
design firm."
- Dan Menchions, principal

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