Open concept office fosters open-minded thinking at this global science charity
CIFAR needed a tailored, activity-based solution for a transition from a closed work environment to an open concept workspace to increase discussions and collaboration. CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.
Interior Designer: Guy Painchaud, ARIDO
Design Firm: iN Studio
Design Team: Rosemary Ratkaj, ARIDO
Access to research material, maximize natural light, and allow for changes in technology were also identified as priorities. The design team developed their concept around the clean open shell of the MaRS office space with three sides of 13 ft tall exterior glazing, dotting open concept lounges around the perimeter. At the centre of the space, the team placed a café with various seating options, and pantry storage, as a vital collaboration hub.
Bold colour blocking and biophilia energize this Ottawa co-working space
Project: GC Workplace Co-working Pilot Project LWG Design Team: David Gibbons, ARIDO; Melanie Tracey, ARIDO; Kalmn Simmons, Intern, ARIDO One of five Co-Working Pilot...
Fresh, clean, and modern design dictates this updated real estate office
This project is the creation of a new 20,000 square foot head office for a Canadian real estate firm, which chose to relocate to a new floor in an existing building that they...