Products & Trends

commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Acoustics

Good acoustics, design no longer mutually exclusive

the building community is becoming more aware of the importance of acoustics at the same time that the industry is giving designers more options.
office design

Survey finds link between office design, innovation

The presentation brought together findings from Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Survey and Design Forecast 2016, which looks ahead 10 years.
acoustic performance

Acoustic performance in open-concept offices

As walls have come down in offices to create open-concept spaces, the trend has brought welcome change, such as encouraging collaboration, but it also means that the old ways of managing noise no longer work.
CIBC Mellon

CIBC Mellon adds Mississauga office

Growth is a common reason for companies to relocate. Indeed, it was one of two key drivers behind CIBC Mellon’s recent move into a Mississauga outpost.
treadmill desks

Treadmill desks gain traction in the workplace

Just as the height-adjustable desk rose to the challenge of fighting sitting as the new smoking, due to the negative health effects of sedentary work, the treadmill desk is adding movement to the mix.
office

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
Young woman graphic designer working using pen tablet in workplace

Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
closed office

Did clutter crowd out the closed office?

The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
standing desks

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
Gen Z

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
office premises

Office premises as organizational promoter

Rarely do non-profit organizations look upon their premises as a vehicle to promote their identity, culture and purpose, but they should.
Double exposure girl city. Student using digital tablet pad

“Tech” company workplace design trends

The rise of the disruptive upstart has ushered in a second wave dotcom era, and it has implications for workplace design trends beyond the tech sector.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.