Thinkspace

Services

Architecture

Design

Our goal is to offer our clients an inclusive, collaborative design process. We work closely with our clients and partners throughout the design and construction process to achieve a well-balanced, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing facility.

Seismic Upgrades

We have completed more than 30 seismic upgrade projects as either the prime consultant or architectural sub-contractors, and are able to assist our clients in upgrading and retrofitting facilities to create a safe environment for all users.

Renovations and Additions

In addition to seismic upgrades, buildings frequently require significant upgrades to existing systems and interior design to ensure they are code compliant or aesthetically pleasing. We have a significant portfolio of renovation projects, and our team has the skills, experience, and know-how to assist with improvements to your facility.

Feasibility Studies

Thinkspace offers planning services for feasibility studies to support our clients in the decision-making process. Our specialists can provide pre-design services such as:
  • long-range facilities and capital plans
  • demographic projections and enrolments reviews
  • capacity and gap analysis
  • business cases
  • project identification and definition reports

Contract Administration

We look out for our clients’ interests by ensuring that the finished product conforms to the contract documents. Our project management team will ensure the construction is documented properly, that the project is properly budgeted and scheduled, and quality control procedures are followed.

Building Envelope Design

Thinkspace has fully qualified building envelope specialists and technologists in house to deliver high-performance building envelope systems on all our projects.

Pre-fabricated Modular Construction

In response to the request for temporary teaching spaces, Thinkspace has become an expert in pre-fabricated modular design and construction.

Planning

Master Planning

Our approach to master planning at Thinkspace is responsive to long-term community, client, and organizational needs and is critical, analytical, and data driven. We listen to and work closely with our clients and the community to develop the best long-term solutions and produce a living document that is a tool for decision making at all levels of strategic planning.

Facilities Planning

Thinkspace has extensive experience in facility planning, programming, utilization, and optimization. We have delivered facility planning products to more than 35 school districts, colleges, universities, and municipal governments in both British Columbia and Alberta.

Feasibility Studies

Thinkspace offers planning services for feasibility studies to support our clients in the decision-making process. Our specialists can provide pre-design services such as:
  • long-range facilities and capital plans
  • demographic projections and enrolments reviews
  • capacity and gap analysis
  • business cases
  • project identification and definition reports

Public Engagement and Consultation

Thinkspace has made numerous presentations to public gatherings, explaining design proposals. We have facilitated workshops on school locations, as well as obtaining public input on Neighbourhood Learning Centre composition. We have also led design charettes, sustainability workshops, and energy modeling workshops with school district stakeholders.

Community Planning

We offers a broad spectrum of community planning services, which complement our foundation in architecture and recognize the role that civic, health, and education facilities have in community planning and development. Our multi-disciplinary team of urban and regional planners, campus planners, and architects provide a collaborative approach to develop solutions that consider the physical, community, and financial impacts to communities, including regional districts, municipalities, universities, and First Nations. At Thinkspace, we work hard to hear and understand client needs, to engage stakeholders, and to guide them through the planning process while ensuring that planning decisions, strategies, policies and documents align with the vision and objectives of the community. Our approach allows community planning investment to be focused, encouraging suitable change that is supported by the community to occur in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Interior Design

Interior Design

Thinkspace has three interior designers on staff, and we offer tenant improvements, renovations, and additions services to our clients. The interior design team’s work is often integrated into the architecture and planning process as well.

Design

Our goal is to offer our clients an inclusive, collaborative design process. We work closely with our clients and partners throughout the design and construction process to achieve a well-balanced, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing facility.

Renovations and Additions

In addition to seismic upgrades, buildings frequently require significant upgrades to existing systems and interior design to ensure they are code compliant or aesthetically pleasing. We have a significant portfolio of renovation projects, and our team has the skills, experience, and know-how to assist with improvements to your facility.