Great West Life Realty Advisors

GWL RA was looking to consolidate three offices into one new location. This new space needed to represent their corporate vision, be unique and engaging, as well as a highly desirable place for their staff to come together.

Crucial to the success of the new office was improving communication and collaboration among staff (as many of the employees worked in different sectors and had never met before), as well as fostering a culture of openness and transparency.

GWL Realty Advisors wall with logo and moss
Rotate Your Device GWL-RA Toronto entrance with white reception desk and purple upholstered chairs

Unlike most other tenants in the building, we purposefully avoided building walls to block off the open atrium.

Leading with openness right from the elevator, staff and guests arrive at a crisp and modern reception area flooded with natural light from the open atrium at the centre of the building.

The highlight of the space is the engaging desk that draws guests in with its biophilic accents and which organically transitions to a seating area. Sightlines are expansive and allow views into a variety of connection points.

Rotate Your Device GWL-RA Toronto office upholstered booth in front of meeting room with glass walls

Four colour-coded interactive collision hubs were created to encourage collaboration. Formal and informal meeting areas as well as private rooms are placed throughout the office.

Rotate Your Device GWL-RA office seating area with green upholstered wall, wood ceiling, tables, and ottomans

Work settings are flexible and adaptable with careful consideration to acoustics and sound control solutions to provide privacy and confidentiality.

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