Architect/Designer

March 22, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Bringing Our Redesign to Life

After landing on the final design plan for our Base Camp redesign project, we shifted focus to adapting and updating the space with three interdependent pillars in mind: Design, Technology and Employee Behavior. When we first designed Base Camp, we placed these three pillars of the space plus our mission of sustainability at the core…

March 11, 2021

Interface Design Studio Elevates Modular Systems Thinking

Part of the fun of modular, systems-based design is using creativity to reinvent the innovative. For the talented designers of Interface Design Studio (IDS), it means taking a classic product and reimagining it in a completely new way. In 2012, Interface launched the first transition tile in the Urban Retreat™ Collection designed by David Oakey…

February 16, 2021

Purpose-Built Spaces Designed for Experiential Learning

As a leading polytechnic and one of Canada’s largest apprenticeship trainers, the Northern Alberta Institute of  Technology (NAIT) offers world-class higher education  that propels industry, innovation, and sustainability. NAIT’s campuses in Edmonton and Spruce Grove serve more than 50,000 students from across Canada and around the world. With a concerted focus on applied sciences and…

February 10, 2021

Resilient Design Principles to Reshape the Built Environment

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Interior Design Magazine’s Innovation Channel as part of a content partnership. It has been edited for clarity. As the pandemic continues to place new demands on the built environment, designers are tasked with creating spaces that protect the physical, as well as mental and emotional, health and wellbeing…

January 25, 2021

Creating Unique Spaces for Exploration at Science World

Science World’s iconic, geodesic dome from Expo ’86 is a well-known Vancouver landmark. And with approximately 700,000 visitors a year, the science centre is one of its most popular attractions. Science World offers experiential learning in a variety of galleries and circulation spaces with different themes that require a unique look and feel. Good design is…

January 12, 2021

Reimagining the Workplace for a Post-COVID World

These days, as we’re all learning to navigate a new normal, laying the grounds for an office where employees feel comfortable starts and ends with safety. It’s about adapting the workplace to solve issues like distancing, wayfinding, acoustics, and sustainability—all while maintaining a sense of style.

And companies such as Interface recognize that flooring is an essential design element when creating the foundation for a safe space.

January 5, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Identifying Our Next Design Plan

During our Base Camp redesign project, keeping employee behaviors, expectations and needs at the core of decision-making remained a priority. At the same time, we wanted to ensure the design and culture of our global headquarters remained intact. With key redesign objectives top of mind, we tapped Perkins + Will, the architecture firm that led…

December 15, 2020

Reapproaching Base Camp: A New Look at the Space

While there may be some time before a sizable return to our Atlanta-based HQ, Base Camp, putting a design plan in place was an immediate need, especially as employee feedback showed newly established fears around the open floorplan at Base Camp related to COVID-19. Armed with data and feedback from our employees, Interface’s core project…