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.
kitchen-lighting-is-about-mixing-it-up

Kitchen lighting is about mixing it up

When choosing lighting for a kitchen, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “Will this fixture give off enough light?” The kitchen is an
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.
decorative-glass

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
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.
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.
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.
wood-frame development

T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
kids in condos

2016: The year of kids in condos?

If Ben Myers’ big prediction for 2016 pans out, kids’ play spaces could become the hottest amenity in the condo market.
luxury vinyl tile

LVT gains ground in commercial markets

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is gaining ground. The luxurious-looking product also promises a long lifespan, but this requires proper care.
rsz_dq_kitchen

Creating timeless kitchens

From countertops and cabinets, to appliances to islands, here are some of today's hottest kitchen design trends that will have long-lasting appeal.
Match Marketing

Match Marketing forgoes move for office reno

The recent renovation of Match Marketing’s Mississauga offices delivered a cafe and patio — both features that have become must-haves for ad agencies.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.