Alberta Investment Management Corporation Offices
Return on Investment
An interactive office design yields impressive return on public investment
- Open market
The engagement process with AIMCo started as an effort to develop a functional program and provide feasibility plans for the various building options for lease. Key design principles were established very early and included an open and collaborative workstation layout with access to daylight, internal private offices with glazed fronts, an interconnecting staircase that connects the staff on four floors, LEED Silver certification, and a dynamic trading floor that forms the “hub” of the organization.
- Preferred shares
A four storey internal staircase connects all floors and helps promote staff interaction.
- Mutual fun
As the investment business is fluid and fast paced, the office environment is designed to be flexible, collaborative and thought provoking. Amenity coffee bars are located within the interconnected staircase on each floor and dynamic spaces such as the trading floor, project rooms, training room and staff lunchroom are located in close proximity to the stairs.
- Taking stock
Quieter meeting and lounge spaces are further from the stairs, to enable independent work.
- For interest
Lighting playfully abstracts the geometry of ticker tape in the central corridors, while wall graphics reference subjects of financial relevance.
- Project facts
Size: 7,775 sq. m/ 83,658 sq. ft. on four storeys
Cost: $9.3 Million
LEED Certified: Silver
Collaborators : Stebnicki Mah Partners, Arrow Engineering
Client: Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Achievements & Awards
Gold Award, Interior Designers of Alberta