The definitive guide to opening up an office ceiling

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In Toronto office design, an opened up ceiling looks spectacular but there's a lot more that goes into it than just pulling out the t-bar. This is the definitive guide to everything you need to know.

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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Solving the privacy problem in open plan offices

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When it comes to office design in Toronto, an open plan office doesn't have to be a distracting, frustrating work environment. With proper planning, the need for privacy can be delivered in multiple ways.

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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Banking by design: setting new standards for retail bank design

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It's time to set new standards for user experience in banking by working relentlessly on simplifying everyone’s financial life.

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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Revving up rental in retirement

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Baby Boomers no longer yearn for the peace and quiet of the countryside; the spirit of retirement has completed changed. It could be argued that we now have a 60+ generation who are poised and ready for a second adulthood, one that's liberated from childcare, packed schedules and even the burden of home ownership. 

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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Workplaces send unconscious signals: research

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VP of Design Research and Strategy Tyler Gilchrist penned an article for Canadian Facilities Management and Design exploring the new research about how workplaces affect us unconsciously.

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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How tech behemoth Apple got their office move dead wrong

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With rumours are flying that Apple's engineers are rebelling against their new $5billion open plan office, what steps should businesses take to make sure the same doesn't happen to them?

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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The real advocates your office needs post-move

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Designating champions to get you moved and settled into your new office space is only half the battle. You need to put ideal behaviour on display to truly realise the investment in new space.

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Suzanne Bettencourt

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The difference between noise and sound

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With the death of the cubicle, headphones have become the new walls. But, there are some smart moves you can make to reduce the noise to sound ratio.

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Tamarisk Saunders-Davies

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The new rules of retail

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Over the past six months, I've attended and participated in some the retail design industry's biggest events - trade shows, seminars and workshops at the likes of NRF, GlobalShop and EuroShop. I've been connecting the dots that all join up to a huge shift in retail design. But in order to tell you this story, I need to share my personal story of my love of music.

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Mardi Najafi

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