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Let’s Talk About “Wow Factor” In Workplace Design

It feels like it is high time we move past the idea that the success of a firm’s workplace is measured by the symbolic beauty of the interconnecting staircase, or the quirky charm of the slide in the lobby. In a time when a company’s investment in office real estate is being challenged by such disrupters as coworking companies and mobile technology, design needs to dig deeper beyond aesthetic to truly understand what it is that will impactfully connect staff with a workplace.

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Project Spotlight: A unique and playful workplace for Sony Interactive Entertainment

For their brand new street level office for their Playstation Group, Sony Interactive Entertainment wanted a unique, playful space where their staff would feel at home testing and innovating new gaming and VR product.

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figure3 Announces New Brand Revitalization As It Looks To The Future

Toronto, ON – May 2, 2019 – Today figure3 announces a brand revitalization as it looks to the future.

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figure3 Evokes Feelings of Home to Create a Cutting-Edge Dispensary in Florida

Marijuana Venture has published a feature article we wanted to share with you. It focuses on how figure3 used its unique Connection Point research process to design an impactful retail model for Surterra Wellness, a major medical marijuana player in the United States. It shows how thoughtful design is so critical in impacting how spaces connect with customers, especially in such a sensitive market as marijuana. A year after its launch, the design is as impactful as ever. Where for medical or recreational marijuana businesses, we’re excited to be considered an innovator in this fast-growing global market.

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Dominic De Freitas Welcomed as Principal at figure3

Toronto, ON - Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019 - figure3 proudly introduces Dominic De Freitas as the newest Principal at figure3, one of the foremost interior design firms in Toronto, joining the existing partnership of Darryl Balaski, Eric Yorath and Suzanne Bettencourt.

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The definitive guide to opening up an office ceiling

In Toronto office design, an opened up ceiling looks spectacular but there's a lot more that goes into it than just pulling out the t-bar. This is the definitive guide to everything you need to know.

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Solving the privacy problem in open plan offices

When it comes to office design in Toronto, an open plan office doesn't have to be a distracting, frustrating work environment. With proper planning, the need for privacy can be delivered in multiple ways.

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Banking by design: setting new standards for retail bank design

It's time to set new standards for user experience in banking by working relentlessly on simplifying everyone’s financial life.

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Revving up rental in retirement

Baby Boomers no longer yearn for the peace and quiet of the countryside; the spirit of retirement has completed changed. It could be argued that we now have a 60+ generation who are poised and ready for a second adulthood, one that's liberated from childcare, packed schedules and even the burden of home ownership. 

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Workplaces send unconscious signals: research

VP of Design Research and Strategy Tyler Gilchrist penned an article for Canadian Facilities Management and Design exploring the new research about how workplaces affect us unconsciously.

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