Number TEN Architectural Group has reimagined the design of their offices to improve the employee and client experience in Winnipeg, Canada.
Number TEN Architectural Group’s renovation set out with the goal to create a new open work environment where all staff can better work together, collaborate, and support each other. With the last office renovation completed 10 years prior, it was important to them to update the office as they have grown drastically and wanted to use the space more efficiently.
Workstations are streamlined and internal teams are grouped together by expertise to promote knowledge sharing and teamwork. The new space is warm, inviting, and stimulating for enhancing creativity. Staff can present ideas more effectively and impactfully, while offering clients and guests better insights into our creative process and collaborative workplace culture.
Located in a downtown heritage building in Winnipeg, Canada, the design team wanted to celebrate the existing exposed wood ceiling, beams and limestone brick by mixing these raw materials with rich velvet fabrics, a hammered bronze accent table and intricate patterned tile in the workplace café.
Collaboration and openness are core values of this client. In order to evoke these feelings in the new space, the café was placed adjacent to reception creating a new level of transparency and a memorable visitor experience. The café is an inviting space with bulletin boards on all solid walls to promote a sense of community with clients and staff. This welcoming and friendly gathering space is the ideal spot to have a quick coffee, host impromptu meetings or large events.
The new office design features 10 different meeting rooms of various configurations and sizes to host meetings of all types. Each meeting room features state-of-the-art A/V technology, whiteboards, full network integration and contemporary design features complete with an innovative room booking system.
The reception area feature walls and the centralized workplace café were designed for presentations and events between employees, clients and visitors. The smaller fourth floor is converted into a dynamic makerspace complete with a flexible project research centre, and a new library for organizing resource materials and product samples.
To ensure the highest standards of occupant health and wellness, this office renovation was designed to meet Fitwel® certification requirements: a globally recognized program that promotes the optimization of a buildings to support health and wellness. Fitwel® strategies include increasing access to natural daylight, incorporating direct and indirect LED lighting, upgrading mechanical systems, and providing a variety of workstyle options including multi-height tables and sit-stand workstations.
This renovated office has successfully energized staff, increased engagement and meets the goals and vision of Number TEN.