Case Study

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…

November 30, 2020

Ontario Association of Architects Meets Carbon Neutral Goals

Given its role as a regulator, promoter, and resource for Canadian architects in Ontario, it’s hardly surprising that the Ontario Association of Architects would want its Don Mills headquarters building in Toronto to meet the loftiest of sustainable standards. Originally designed by Toronto architect Ruth Cawker, who won a province-wide competition to create the building…

October 28, 2020

Inscape’s Showroom Optimizes for Wellbeing and Adaptability

Inscape, a furniture and architectural solutions leader, has been designing products and services focused on the future since 1888.  When the opportunity arose to create their newest showroom in Toronto, they knew they wanted to foster a welcoming space that set a new benchmark of design for the rapidly evolving workplace.

March 18, 2020

Grand Valley School — Hitting All the Right Notes

For the Grand Valley Local School District, consolidating five different schools into one 244,000 square foot K-12 facility required a floor that could do it all. They decided on nora® premium rubber flooring, which covers classrooms, corridors, locker and weight rooms, stairwells and the cafeteria—15 years on, learn how well it’s held up.

February 10, 2020

Modernizing Learning Environments at the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) was ready to bring some aging buildings into the 21st century. While each of their improvement projects had differing goals, there were some consistent themes throughout, including the need to create collaborative spaces for students to gather before and after classes. Choosing the right flooring was a key driver in the decision process.

December 10, 2019

A “Not So Normal” Day at Bowling Green State University

Located 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and a little over two hours north of Columbus, Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is anything but normal. Other than a brief visit for a soccer tournament some years ago, I had not experienced the flavor of BGSU until a recent photoshoot of the Davis Wince, Ltd. newly renovated Bowen Thompson Career Center, 2nd Floor Student Union, and Falcon Outfitters campus store.

November 25, 2019

Summit Vista Reaches New Heights in Senior Living

Set amidst Salt Lake City’s breathtaking mountain views, Utah’s first Life Plan Community, Summit Vista, is designed to look unlike any other retirement facility. Having grown up in his family’s assisted living business, Mark Erickson, CEO and executive director of Summit Vista, says, “We know how to operationally run things, but I didn’t want this…

October 25, 2019

The Memory Center Atlanta Fosters Independence Through Community

The Memory Center offers dementia patients the one thing they’re hard-pressed to find anywhere else—independence. Using evidence-based design principles, UPHEALING’s Lilliana Alvarado helped parent corporation MemCare realize its vision of a unique facility that offered patients the familiarity, variety and freedom they need to thrive.

May 15, 2019

Rethinking How Interiors Can Support an Innovative School Curriculum

One step into THINC College & Career Academy and you know this is a place of innovation. Robotics, science and healthcare labs, collaborative classrooms and even a market space, are all set against a backdrop of vivid colors and patterns. It’s clear this is not your typical high school environment. Located in LaGrange, Georgia, THINC…