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?
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.
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
decorative-glass

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
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.
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.
Queensway-Transit-Exchange

Transforming the Queensway Transit Exchange

A new transit bus exchange in Kelowna, B.C. is a visually stunning example of what is possible when it comes to budget constrained public buildings.
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.
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Make a bold statement with black in the kitchen

All-white kitchens have been the popular go-to the past few years: from countertops to cabinets and backsplashes. Now it’s time to make a bold style
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.
SCOOP

SCOOP to become first condo on its block

SCOOP will become the first condo on its block when the boutique six-storey collection of 72 suites rises at St. Clair Avenue West and Osler Street.
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.
employment standards

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.