Merging four Toronto-based offices into a single flexible workspace, IBM’s new office is designed for the new era of the hybrid workforce: a balance of working from home with returning to the office. DPI provided full construction management services in delivering a space meant to rebuild a work culture that the company feels can only truly be realized with some level of in-person interaction. Occupying over 60,000sf at 16 York St., areas were designed to be nearly identical. But the walls are movable, workstations adjustable, and the furniture lightweight and easy to rearrange.
The conference rooms are designed for hybrid meetings, lined with monitors acting as portals between workers in the office and colleagues tuning in from home. Mural, a big-screen smart board, facilitates real-time collaboration between staff and clients, wherever they may be. The space offers client-facing breakout spaces, social areas with pool tables and café-style working booths, not to mention the views of Lake Ontario and a proximity to transit hubs all to encourage workers to come in for a comfortable day at the office.
- Client: IBM, CBRE
- Square Footage: 60,000
- Building Type: Commercial