Products & Trends

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?
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.
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.
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.
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“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.
Small Office

The ergonomic hazards of hoteling stations

Hoteling stations come with not only financial benefits but ergonomics hazards. Experts explain how to ensure the safe use of shared desks.
cleaning services

Toronto pilots office modernization program

In a bid to optimize its real estate portfolio, the City of Toronto has kicked off a pilot office modernization program with a target of 10 to 15-per-cent cost savings.
Match Marketing

Match Marketing forgoes move for office reno

The recent renovation of Match Marketing’s Mississauga offices delivered a cafe and patio — both features that have become must-haves for ad agencies.
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Corporate fitness facilities on the incline

With corporate wellness amenities on the incline in Canada, an expert offers tips for developing successful fitness facilities and programming.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
co-working centres

Lessons from the rise of co-working centres

The popularity of co-working centres has less to do with the physical environment and more to do with people, which has implications for large companies.