Mayhew was engaged by MaRS Discovery District to design and furnish a space, which would serve the needs of multiple corporations. MaRS wanted to incorporate an entirely flexible space within their main atrium to allow for corporate sponsorship drop-ins. We implemented a benching solution with transformation capability to conference tables to offer this required versatility.
It was important to MaRS to provide a space where up to six corporations (with four to six staff each) could maintain their sense of privacy and security while working alongside one another within the same physical area. To accommodate this request, we designed a workspace that held six individual benching stations blending both seating and technology requirements.
A private, sound proof meeting room for each corporation was included in the design along with separate Internet and Wi-Fi installations to provide heightened security and privacy for individual teams.
MaRS wanted to designate one shared space in the work-café, which could comfortably accommodate all six corporations at once for both meals and informal meetings.
The keys to this space are openness, visibility and the ease of reconfiguration for corporations to function within the space. The architecture was designed to create a clear view from the atrium space, allowing each resident brand to be showcased externally to the public and internally within the space. To achieve this, we created a radial pattern of suspended canopies, furniture, meeting rooms and floor patterns.
An overall neutral palette was chosen to support equality for all corporations – corporate colours were eliminated from accents in furniture and architecture with only minimal logo branding at the main entrance and within each benching group.
Mayhew specializes in office interior design. We work with our clients to maximize their investment in technology, process and people by leveraging their investment in space. Combining smart workspace planning with the right office furniture will contribute directly to your business results. Mayhew creates and maintains workplaces that work™ by developing plans and providing innovative solutions to boost productivity, facilitate collaboration, enhance work life, build organizational pride and, ultimately - contribute quantifiably to our clients’ success.