Chartwell Retirement Residences wanted to create a new head office that would inspire and engage their rapidly growing team and support health and wellness. The suburban site demanded campus-like amenities including a cafeteria, lounges, training, fitness / shower facilities, and outdoor lounge and dining space. An interior stair connects this space with the servery, kitchen, a fitness studio, meeting rooms, lounge, outdoor patio with wrapped pergola, picnic area, and a large rooftop terrace with green roof area. The other two floors reflect Alternative Workplace Strategies including hoteling stations and private offices on the core providing universal access to daylight, as well as lounges and cafes adjacent to departments requiring optional workstyle space. Key sustainable features included underfloor air distribution with capacity for communications/power cabling and in floor diffusers that occupants can adjust for personal thermal comfort, dimmable LED lighting controlled by sun and occupancy sensors to minimize artificial lighting. The floor to ceiling glass creates a connection and views to the outdoors, creating an improved working environment. The warm neutral, natural palette of stone, metal and wood is juxtaposed with the vibrant magenta finish, vibrant blue and deep red hues in key areas.