Creating a human-centred experience for Home Trust Company
When Ray Inc. was approached by Home Trust Company to renovate their 25th and 26th floors, they wanted a new approach to the employee experience that encouraged collaboration and social interaction for all departments. By creating a human-centred experience with a communal games room, lounge area and flexible meeting spaces with comfortable seating, it became a hub for Home Trust that attracted all its employees to congregate in one area and encourage impromptu interactions with colleagues.
These vibrant and flexible spaces were designed to attract and engage employees by supporting their wants and needs, and provide a choice of when, where and how staff could work.
Colour played a major role in the design, inspiring users to feel comfortable yet energized; blurring the boundaries of work and play. The incorporation and application of new finishes, colours, and textures allowed for an open-minded approach that encouraged creativity and self-expression.
We had two distinct colour schemes within the space: a colourful and invigorating area designed specifically for staff to recharge and re-energize, while a refined and sophisticated neutral palette was carried through the publically accessible area for formal meetings.
From the elevator, employees and guests are led to the reception area by contrasting lighting and finishes, anchored by the reception desk. All neutral finishes used within the reception area reference the Home Trust brand by incorporating the same angle used in their “house” logo from the design of the reception desk, to the angles depicted in the carpet tile.
This newly designed space speaks to the values that Home Trust Company instills in their brand and company culture, allowing staff to create a space that they are proud to work in, for the company to attract and retain new talent, and reinforce the core strengths and culture of the brand.