Workplaces

Ergonomics

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
Gen Z

Does your workplace pass the Gen Z test?

Members of Gen Z need an environment where they can create — with some strong generational preferences for managers and workspace designers to consider.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
ergonomics sedentary behaviour

Avoiding sedentary behaviour in the workplace

It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
LoyaltyOne

Inside LoyaltyOne’s move to new Toronto HQ

The recent relocation of LoyaltyOne’s Toronto-based head office was a move to end all moves.
wellness

Wellness needs to begin at the building level

Technology continues to make everyone’s life much easier, but it’s also making everyone more sedentary.
design

Employee experience drives design

Businesses must transition their approach to workplace design by considering the experiences their workforce looks for when it comes into the office.
human centric lighting

Illuminating human centric lighting

A seven-month study revealed a 12-per-cent increase in task performance metrics for office workers who worked under HCL fixtures.
Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.
Travel Centre

Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
service design sprints

Service design sprints deliver speedy solutions

Service design sprints are a way for workplace teams to create better workplaces by improving or creating new services for them.
co-working space

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
active design

Region of Peel pilots active design strategies

The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
workplace

Workplaces send subconscious signals: research

Recent research from fields including psychology can be applied to interiors to improve workplace design.
co-working

An upscale co-working space in Old Montreal

A sensitive design intervention transformed a space once occupied by a bank into headquarters for a tech start-up, complete with co-working space.
introvert-friendly spaces

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the