Urban Systems’ new Yaletown space was chosen for its close proximity to transit, central location for clients, and the warm atmosphere of a heritage-style building, offering natural daylight and fresh air through skylights and opening windows.
The design accomplished Urban Systems’ goals: to create collaboration and a flattened hierarchy, reflecting their values and culture. Open plan workstations offered sit-stand options with integrated technology throughout the space. A café-style lunch room invites staff to spend time together or work in a relaxed posture throughout the day. In addition, new washrooms with showers and lockers encourage staff to commute.
Modern design elements offset the textural beauty of wood beams, fir ceilings, and brick. White planes of wall and ceiling provided a clean backdrop for green and red pops of color. Their brand is integrated into custom designed window film, carpet, and fabrics while special light fixtures and design add interest to all spaces.
Services for the Urban Systems Yaletown Office project were provided by members of Ashley Price Interior Design prior to their employment with Stantec.