Charles River Associates

Project Details

Design Partner: superkül
Location: 401 Bay Street, 6th Floor
Size: 6,900 sf.
Landlord: HBC / Avison Young Management

A premier global consulting firm offering strategic financial and economic expertise to major corporations, law firms, accounting firms, and governments around the globe.  With proven skills in complex cases and strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to its elite clientele in litigation and regulatory support, business strategy planning, market forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting for more than fifty years.

Having outgrown it’s exisiting and dated facilities, CRA wanted to set a new benchmark for it’s client-facing Canadian headquarters; a standard that might then be rolled out across other North American offices. MARANT was selected as construction manager in order to value-engineer throughout the design development phase and to provide estimates on various design feasibilities that would offer the highest design standard for CRA’s fixed budgetary parameters.  Working with the firm’s global head of IT and technology, the “future-proofed” space benefits from cutting edge optical fiber and telecom infrastructure that is secured from its global headquarters in Boston. A significant amount of custom millwork throughout the space coupled with several specialty feature walls and custom office fronts, give the workplace environment a classic yet fresh aesthetic, which speaks to CRA’s reputation for bespoke client service and stability, while also keeping an eye on current and future business trends. Landlord base building upgrades to mechanical systems, common area corridors and washrooms on the project floor were also completed alongside the tenant fit up, which was delivered ahead of schedule.

“Our relocation goals were very aggressive so the advise we got to work with a construction manager put us on the right path.  Our choice of MARANT brought us an amazing and dedicated team who were instrumental in our success.”

Maxine Jacobs
Director of Real Estate
Office Services & Facilities
Charles River Associates