05 Mar 05 2015

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since close of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. SSDG Interiors was very privileged to be part of this historic event in our city when we were asked to design the offices of The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

With only 100 initial employees, VANOC faced a monumental challenge with how to facilitate the short-term and expedited growth of the organization. In three years they would grow 20 times their size, employing 2000 people with the final 500 added in 2010. SSDG developed an innovative master plan for the 180,000sf headquarters in order to maximize efficiency, manage rapid growth, and integrate health and sustainability by achieving LEED-CI (LEED for Commercial Interiors) Gold certification. The resulting spaces were predominately open with natural light, incorporated bold color accents and a dynamic aesthetic that built team spirit and inspired staff and visitors.

“SSDG developed a strategic master plan for VANOC’s Campus 2010, which enabled us to maximize the efficient use of space while minimizing lease and operating costs. The efficiency and flexibility of the space standards and planning was crucial to VANOC’s success in managing our rapid growth from under 100 to nearly 2000 in less than three years without compromising on our Culture, Vision, Mission, Values and One Team concept.”

– Elaine Lester Director of Facilities

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