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Stantec Guelph Office

Transforming an industrial shed into a sustainable workplace

  • $2.3M

    Construction Cost

  • 20K

    Square Feet

  • Guelph, Ontario

    Guelph, Ontario

Creating a bright, collaborative workspace for our Guelph office

Having outgrown their existing facilities, but with no suitable purpose built space available in the area, this group of environmental scientists and landscape architects selected a 20,000 square foot former shipping warehouse as their new home. The challenge was transforming this industrial building into a highly collaborative workspace.

The design strategy builds on the juxtaposition of the industrial setting and the environmental science conducted within, exploiting the openness of the industrial shed. Stepping in through the building’s warehouse façade, a blast of bright, clean lines and finishes greet visitors. Throughout the workspace, subtle references to the environmental work appear, like the amoebic Ansel Adams-inspired film patterning and appliqués featuring the Latin root names of local plant and animal species studied.

Stripping the shed down to a shell created the opportunity to incorporate the latest energy systems from the ground up to ensure that the office could stand as a beacon for sustainable stewardship.

At a Glance

DE 2009 Honorable Mention, Interior Design, Commercial, Visual Communications, Brand & Identity
ARID of Ontario Awards of Excellence, 2009 Award of Merit
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Geneviève Rochette, Senior Associate

Always getting it right for our clients, but also for the people who will ultimately use their buildings and whose lives we affect!

Geneviève Rochette

Senior Associate

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