HOK Offices,Toronto – Canada

November 17th, 2015 by retail design blog

Global architecture and design firm HOK has designed a new office for their Toronto-based operations.


To meet ever-changing business demands, HOK’s Toronto office wanted to leverage their workplace as a technology enabled activity-based work environment that is flexible, fosters collaboration and integrates sustainability and well-being principles for attraction, retention and overall employee productivity. Their overarching goal was to be recognized as a forward thinking employer, providing a progressive workplace for high performance, creative team-based work.


Key decisions that contributed to their overall real estate realignment was to introduce smaller individual work-settings, increase collaboration spaces [1:1, people-to-seats], introduce agile work for 30 senior leaders, in-bed multi-functionality into all aspects of the office, and introduce a strict storage policy. These decisions reduced real estate, promoted activity based work, and allowed for greater investment in collaboration technology and tools.


The result is a branded, timeless professional workspace that is technologically advanced to provide employees a range of choices of work and collaboration settings, as well as the flexibility for changing team needs to achieve their creative business demands. Their progressive, high functioning technology enabled workplace is balanced with inspirational art, sculpture, natural light, 360 degree views and a hospitality aesthetic to make employees feel welcome and provide a environment for heightened collaboration, engagement and creativity.

Design: HOK
Photography: Richard Johnson


via Office Snapshots

MRP Store by Dalziel & Pow, Melbourne - Australia
MRP have taken their first steps into the Australian market with a store con...
Khujo booth at Panorama Berlin 2016 by Werkstatt65, Berlin - Germany
The design is based on the following principles: The beauty and appreciation...
Kapeh store by Estúdio Jacarandá, Varginha - Brazil
The architectural concept sought the product’s origins to create a contempor...
DJ City Breda Popup store by studiomfd, Breda - Netherlands
Studio MFD created the unique Breda DJ Pop Up Store to celebrate the worldwi...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *