Ministry of Economic Development
A Booming Fitup
When the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade required a new office environment, we helped them open up their space to reflect their contemporary working style.
- Opening Up
The ministry’s list of objectives included optimizing their existing space, creating effective occupant flow, providing employee comfort while balancing ease of supervision, and building-in flexibility for changing needs. A major challenge to meeting the objectives was fitting the number of desired work stations within the existing floorplate. To satisfy these requirements and overcome the challenges, DIALOG designed a two-floor open-plan concept and eliminated many closed offices, replacing them with work stations that improve productivity and collaboration between staff.
- Partitions Abound
Glazed modular partitions are used to maximize daylight and create flexible areas used for social and solitary environments. Integrated AV give the partitions a clean look, while the inherent flexibility of system allows for future customization and growth.
- Employee Wellbeing
The completed space increases employee wellbeing with more access to natural light, sit stand workstations, room for creativity and collaboration and sensitive acoustic properties throughout the design. The space now contains 70% open office with five boardrooms which are augmented with small, more informal meeting spaces. One movable wall between two large boardrooms allows the space to grow to accommodate more than 40 people for larger events.
- Project facts
Client: BGIS/Infrastructure Ontario
Services: Interior Design; Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering
Cost : $3.2 M
Size: 2,043 sq m / 22,000 sq ft