AppArmor, a family-run business is a successful start-up after their campus security app “took off” in early 2018. They quickly found themselves expanding, increasing the size of their team and outgrowing their incubator space.
With their recent success and growth, AppArmor needed a new space that encompassed a long wish list of functionalities; workstations, casual offices, meeting rooms for video calls and/or filming, kitchenette/lounge with a coffee shop influence and gaming area. Just as important as the physical space, AppArmor wanted to ensure that their workplace exuded the company culture, was a “casual and relaxed vibe” and that the space avoided hierarchy.
With AppArmor’s vision and mandate to include future growth, Mayhew set out to design a space that would check all the boxes and give them the workplace they envisioned. In 2,200 sq.ft. on the thirteenth floor of the Daniels Artscape Launchpad office condominium development, with views of Toronto’s waterfront and the iconic CN tower, Mayhew was able to achieve their goals and vision while staying on budget and schedule. The finished workspace was open and inviting with key design details that promoted the AppArmor brand and included a larger than usual café space with a slat ceiling, gradient carpet finish and architectural walls.