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Sweeny&Co Architects

Sweeny&Co Architects

It  is a privilege for most architects to work in a building they themselves  designed. Therefore, when the chance came to move our office to Queen  Richmond Centre West, it was an opportunity we could not pass up.

The  design intent for our office was to create a functional place for our diverse  team that was flexible to support the different ways people work and  collaborate.

The  office is designed as two major zones, one public and the other private. As  you enter the lobby area you are immediately greeted with a bright and open  atmosphere, with uninterrupted north and east views of the city. In the  middle is a custom millwork reception desk, with modular sofas  distributed throughout the lobby that operate as a lounge for guests and  clients who come for meetings. The lobby is surrounded by boardrooms  and private administrative offices, enclosed in glass for transparency  to light and views and approachability to visitors and staff. 

The  boardrooms separate the public and private zones, with entrances providing  access to either sides. Both boardrooms are equipped with multiple display  surfaces (magnetic, whiteboard, and video), custom credenzas for storage and  counter space, and large fixed tables with power, data, and communications.  The glass walls towards the lobby swing open fully to provide spill out space  into the lounge area when the boardrooms are used for larger assemblies.  Straddling the space between the public and private zones is a smaller  meeting room, aptly named the Fishbowl because of its 3-sided glass enclosure  with privileged north-east views, and Dermot Sweeny's office.

Past  the boardrooms, the main space opens up to reveal the more private and  secluded, yet expansive zone of the office. The design studio fosters focused  work as well as meaningful interaction and collaboration among teammates.  Workstations are positioned the closest to the windows, while ancillary rooms  for printing, private phone calls and tall cabinets for storage are located  away from studio windows, closest to the elevator core and the exits.

The  office kitchen is in the most south-west corner of our office space. It  is located farthest away from the reception and boardroom areas to mitigate  noise and optimize internal privacy for the team to enjoy their lunch and  break times. The kitchen, which serves the entire office, has become the hub  and centerpiece for employees' daily interactions with great views of the  city and Lake Ontario.

Attention  to the individual experience is apparent as every workstation, boardroom,  office, kitchen and meeting space has access to natural light, expansive  views out, and all the benefits our raised floor system has to offer.  Personal air diffusers provide every workstation and enclosed room with ample  fresh air and the ability to control your own temperature for optimized  comfort. Adding to that, fresh air can be supplemented via any of the  operable windows at any given time.

The  result is a space we are proud to showcase to our clients, and a true example  of what an office in an award-winning building with raised floors can look  like.  

 

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Client
Sweeny&Co Architects
Location
Toronto, Ontario
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Completed
2015
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It is a privilege for most architects to work in a building they themselves designed. Therefore, when the chance came to move our office to Queen Richmond Centre West, it was an opportunity we could not pass up. The design intent for our office was to create a functional place for our diverse team that was flexible to support the different ways people work and collaborate. The result is a space we are proud to showcase to our clients, and a true example of what an office in an award-winning building with raised floors can look like.
Client
Sweeny&Co Architects
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Location
134 Peter Street
Toronto, Ontario
Area
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Related Markets
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It  is a privilege for most architects to work in a building they themselves  designed. Therefore, when the chance came to move our office to Queen  Richmond Centre West, it was an opportunity we could not pass up.

The  design intent for our office was to create a functional place for our diverse  team that was flexible to support the different ways people work and  collaborate.

The  office is designed as two major zones, one public and the other private. As  you enter the lobby area you are immediately greeted with a bright and open  atmosphere, with uninterrupted north and east views of the city. In the  middle is a custom millwork reception desk, with modular sofas  distributed throughout the lobby that operate as a lounge for guests and  clients who come for meetings. The lobby is surrounded by boardrooms  and private administrative offices, enclosed in glass for transparency  to light and views and approachability to visitors and staff. 

The  boardrooms separate the public and private zones, with entrances providing  access to either sides. Both boardrooms are equipped with multiple display  surfaces (magnetic, whiteboard, and video), custom credenzas for storage and  counter space, and large fixed tables with power, data, and communications.  The glass walls towards the lobby swing open fully to provide spill out space  into the lounge area when the boardrooms are used for larger assemblies.  Straddling the space between the public and private zones is a smaller  meeting room, aptly named the Fishbowl because of its 3-sided glass enclosure  with privileged north-east views, and Dermot Sweeny's office.

Past  the boardrooms, the main space opens up to reveal the more private and  secluded, yet expansive zone of the office. The design studio fosters focused  work as well as meaningful interaction and collaboration among teammates.  Workstations are positioned the closest to the windows, while ancillary rooms  for printing, private phone calls and tall cabinets for storage are located  away from studio windows, closest to the elevator core and the exits.

The  office kitchen is in the most south-west corner of our office space. It  is located farthest away from the reception and boardroom areas to mitigate  noise and optimize internal privacy for the team to enjoy their lunch and  break times. The kitchen, which serves the entire office, has become the hub  and centerpiece for employees' daily interactions with great views of the  city and Lake Ontario.

Attention  to the individual experience is apparent as every workstation, boardroom,  office, kitchen and meeting space has access to natural light, expansive  views out, and all the benefits our raised floor system has to offer.  Personal air diffusers provide every workstation and enclosed room with ample  fresh air and the ability to control your own temperature for optimized  comfort. Adding to that, fresh air can be supplemented via any of the  operable windows at any given time.

The  result is a space we are proud to showcase to our clients, and a true example  of what an office in an award-winning building with raised floors can look  like.  

 

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