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Canadian Red Cross office tenant improvement

  • Client
    Canadian Red Cross
  • Location
    Burnaby, BC
  • Size
    15,100 sq ft
  • Completion
  • Photographer
    Upper Left Photography


Most Canadian Red Cross staff were working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, so the organization decided to dramatically downsize its spatial utilization while still supporting critical operations.

Thinkspace provided a compact, efficient office layout with plenty of workstations, meeting space, and social spaces for team collaboration. A neutral colour palette with furnishings in the brand colour creates a serene and comfortable work environment for staff returning to the office. The reception area features a light fixture shaped like a red cross, providing a powerful representation of the brand.

Three meeting rooms can be separated or combined to create one large space to plan emergency campaigns. Felt baffles are used throughout the training / meeting rooms to mitigate sound in these bustling rooms.

A flock of white felt baffle birds take flight over the collaboration area, providing an uplifting atmosphere for staff busy helping people. Dynamic groups of soft seats create a social zone as an overflow to the new kitchen. An end-of-trip facility with shower and wellness room provide staff with spaces to promote self-care and mental health. Thinkspace also worked with the furniture supplier to select and source workstations, office, and ancillary furniture to suit the design.