KPMB’s design of the new headquarters incorporates the following core principles: access to light and views, collaboration, and flexibility, to create an environment that is inspiring to work in. The typical workspace involves an open studio with private, glass-fronted offices at the core, a low cubicle design, and tables for impromptu meetings at the perimeter.
Collaboration space is an essential part of the design. KPMB designed long-standing collaboration tables sited near teams to accommodate dynamic interaction over physical materials, as well as rooms dispersed throughout the studio that integrates technology and acoustic privacy to accommodate web-based meetings. Flexibility is introduced through offices that can double as meeting rooms and custom workstations that can convert from a single to a double person workspace.
Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Bruce Kuwabara (partner), Steven Casey (principal), Rachel Cyr (associate), Laurence Holland, Arian Hussainzada, Joy Charbonneau, Ben Angus, Glenn MacMullin, Katrina Munroe
Jaros Baum & Bolles (MEP), Thorton Tomasetti (structural), CCI (code), Cerami (acoustics) , CMS (AV), Align (IT), Volume inc. (signage), Dot Dash (lighting), Ingrao Inc. (executive suite consultants), Emanuela Frattini Magnusson (client liaison)