Fraser Health, one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities, had been challenged since its inception in 2002 by the lack of office space in their headquarter city of Surrey BC; as a result, Fraser Health employees were scattered in eleven small offices. Upon leasing 110,000 SF on two floors in a new Surrey tower, SSDG Interiors was brought in to design and implement ‘transformational change’, the words used by the CEO to describe their vision of one new consolidated workplace with no private offices. The result is a design strategy that provides open collaborative work space, maximized natural light and views, and operational and leasing cost savings.
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Susan Steeves and her SSDG team were instrumental in orchestrating a major transformational change for Fraser Health Authority in the Central City Project. The challenge was to create work spaces to accommodate new work styles and achieving a large real estate consolidation in the process. The result is a creative planning solution that gave teams privacy and a strong feeling of community, while providing collaborative spaces throughout to facilitate open communication. These changes encourage the younger workforce to work how and where it works best for them. It also encourages the older, experienced staff to be more accessible and use technology to a greater extent. I highly recommend SSDG for office projects requiring innovative work environments that acknowledge today’s new work styles.
- LARRY HARDER DIRECTOR - CAPITAL PROJECTS