Interior Design

matte

Matte finishes shine in modern interiors

“All that glitters” is no longer the gold standard in design. Designers are embracing the texture, warmth, and functionality of matte finishes.
sanctuary

How to create a sanctuary in homes

Creating a sanctuary in the home is about combining elements of shape and texture, establish a focal point and use of soft colours.
workplace

Workplaces send subconscious signals: research

Recent research from fields including psychology can be applied to interiors to improve workplace design.
accessibility

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
MASI Design Awards

Interior firms win inaugural MASI Design Awards

The Interior Designers of Alberta hosted the Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan Interior (MASI) Design Awards on Oct 4, 2017 in Calgary.
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
office chair

Task chair retains throne as a staple of the office

To select the right office chair for an organization, consider price, user testing, and aesthetics.
digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
rental housing loan fund

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
high-density occupancies

Getting cozy with high-density occupancies

Accessibility, ventilation, noise mitigation and privacy have become key design concerns as office floor plans are configured, or reconfigured, to accommodate more people than past workspace norms.
hotel-inspired-bathroom-designs

Hotel inspired residential bathroom designs

Bathrooms have been elevated over the years from simply utilitarian rooms to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness.  Whether
ergonomic

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
KPMG Vaughan

KPMG looks to clients in locating Vaughan office

When KPMG selected its new location, proximity to clients factored prominently, leading the growing professional services firm to set up shop in Vaughan.
Coast Capital Savings

B.C.-based credit union makes a bold move

Coast Capital Savings recently relocated to new headquarters with freshly fit out interiors that reflect its quirky culture.
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
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.