Design

office

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
change managment

A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
Young woman graphic designer working using pen tablet in workplace

Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
closed office

Did clutter crowd out the closed office?

The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
earth tubes

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
standing desks

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
BMO Field

MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover

BMO Field hosted the celebration of two goals at the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the completion of the sports venue’s $150-million transformation.
UBC library

UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard

UBC has taken a page from Harvard with its newly opened Library PARC facility, using a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years to 300.
Pier 21

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
Gen Z

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
office premises

Office premises as organizational promoter

Rarely do non-profit organizations look upon their premises as a vehicle to promote their identity, culture and purpose, but they should.
Group

Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
Double exposure girl city. Student using digital tablet pad

“Tech” company workplace design trends

The rise of the disruptive upstart has ushered in a second wave dotcom era, and it has implications for workplace design trends beyond the tech sector.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.