First Gulf

Located in the celebrated 17-storey Globe and Mail Centre built by First Gulf, Figure3 designed a sophisticated workplace that represented the core values and status of the company; a forward-thinking innovator in the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties.

Taking up one floor of the building to house their staff of 180, First Gulf wanted a space that conveyed urbanity, creativity, sustainability and community. With a variety of work settings, the open design allows for the office culture to be on display, with natural light flowing in and amazing views of the city acting as the backdrop. The staff felt the difference immediately, feeling more connected to their purpose in a new environment they’re proud to call home.

“Figure3 have been fantastic partners with us on various projects, so it was only fitting they design our office. We entrusted them to push boundaries and execute our vision of elevating our workplace experience. What they delivered was beyond our expectations, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s been transformative for us as a business, and employees feel more connected to our impact on our community. Thank you Figure3 for helping us realize our vision.”
Brian Harrison, Executive Vice President, First Gulf
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At reception, a mix of modern and traditional design details can be seen. Riveted Corinthian column references effortlessly mix with a mirrored desk which reflect the activity of the office. The conference and boardroom glazing creates a gallery-style corridor that provides uninterrupted views. Smoked glass fronts with curved corners allow the city, in which First Gulf has been influential in building, to be reflected. A balance of open seating, interior offices, and non-bookable privacy rooms allows staff to not only be more visible to each other but also collaborate in more effective ways. The lounge is a breathtaking space not typically seen in office design – curating a more hospitality-driven atmosphere. With a servery tucked away, cozy built-in dining booths, and small studies, the space offers flexibility for staff while maintaining its function, and as well for First Gulf to entertain clients and host events.

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