Black and Mcdonald, an integrated, multi-trade contractor recently moved their regional office to a light industrial area in East Vancouver. Once an ordinary, timeworn 26,000 square foot warehouse, the building has been reshaped into a highly functional space to suit the multiple needs of a modern office, contact centre, warehouse and manufacturing facility. Expected staff growth of 20% per annum over the next five years was incorporated into the planning and design.
The industrial character of the overall design, catering to both the blue collar and the white collar sectors was prioritized throughout the planning process. Finishes and design features were selected to complement the company’s heightened awareness of environmental responsibility and pride of their heritage: