Tetra Tech is a leading engineering company with worldwide operations. Due to a recent integration of two Vancouver offices, a new downtown headquarters was required to accommodate the larger, combined organization. Partnering with SSDG Interiors, their goals were to create a smooth transition not only between the existing offices and a new space, but also to a corporate culture that refocused on collaboration and accessibility. All this had to be achieved within a strict budget and a fast deadline to ensure that the company’s productivity could be maintained.
To meet their objectives, SSDG maximized open workspaces and implemented workstation standards that encouraged collaboration, but also allowed for private work. Offices were standardized and existing furniture was creatively reused to achieve fresh workspaces. Glass fronts were installed on perimeter meeting areas and offices to encourage approachability but to also allow all employees access to natural light. As a result, each floor feels open, accessible and welcoming.
Through the implementation of large client and staff-friendly spaces on their reception level, Tetra Tech is now able to host both client and in-house presentations in their own space. A large kitchen and multi-purpose room is warm, colourful and fun–inspiring staff interaction and the building of a corporate culture. The room’s moveable partition enables Tetra Tech to use the space for a number of functions and the adjacent patio can be accessed for socializing and events.
Despite a fast-tracked schedule, SSDG ensured that the client successfully moved-in and resumed operations by the required date.