(Above) External views of 402 Dunsmuir in Vancouver.
Both 402 Dunsmuir and Irving Oil Home Office are located in Canada, and the architect for both was Mr Patrick Fejér, CEO and Principal at B+H.
402 Dunsmuir is a 10-storey, Class A office tower that directly aligns with the city’s ambitions of attracting North America’s top technology and entrepreneurial talent. According to UDAD, it is an example of sustainable design in downtown Vancouver, which responds to the need for spaces that encourage people to live, work and play. B+H was engaged for Architecture, Planning and Landscape services for the project.
(Above) The central staircase in the soaring atrium of the Irving Oil Home Office in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
The design for Irving Oil Home Office celebrates the company’s storied history as an international refining and marketing company which was founded in 1924 while looking toward an innovative and dynamic future. B+H’s scope includes Architecture, Interior Design, Planning and Landscape.
The Home Office features a soaring central atrium daylit from above, the entrance lobby is designed to accommodate all employees for gatherings and is animated by an open staircase connecting upper levels. The central staircase encourages unexpected interactions and social engagement across the company. The design team consulted with Irving Oil’s senior leadership and a cross-section of departments to design a workplace that advanced their objectives.
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