The heritage timber post and beam building is the former home of MacGregor Socks and presented the opportunity for Stantec to reclaim and transform a piece of the city's industrial history.
Stantec's architects, interior designers and engineers designed a flexible, high-quality workspace that fosters collaboration, innovation, sustainable design excellence and our commitment to city building.
Two incisions were made through the space to create two-storey volumes to connect the space via a public zone featuring reception, meeting rooms, design library and cafés. The internal stairs encourage casual interaction among multi-disciplinary professionals. The studio environment features a low-profile and flexible layout that maximizes daylight and views. A raised floor system offers under floor air, power and data distribution, exposing the beautiful wood structure to emphasize the building’s industrial heritage.
Stantec targeted LEED®CI Gold. The environmental goals are achieved through indirect low wattage task lighting, daylight and occupancy sensors, low flow showers, solar powered faucets, dual flush toilets, use of reclaimed/recycled materials and low VOC finishes.
The project is a prime example of the great potential of industrial buildings for future uses.