Moving into Calgary’s Bankers Hall West, NorthRiver Midstream occupies a total of 45,000 sf over 21/2 floors. With some employees housed in a static office environment (closed offices) and others within a mixture of closed offices and open workstations, Kasian worked with NorthRiver Midstream to understand how their future workplace would look. Their desire was to create an environment where all employees could come together in a casual space, have an office that fosters collaboration and community, and create a culture of openness, trust, and teamwork. It was only natural that such an environment would be addressed by shifting away from the static office environment and welcoming a 100% open office space.
Polished concrete floors, open ceiling, and timber frame construction around the circulation area promote a casual environment for employees. Health & wellness is also at the centre of the design, with sit-to-stand stations throughout the office to support ergonomics and movement. To support staff engagement, collaboration, and community, the 12th floor will host NorthRiver Midstream’s café and will come equipped with game tables for staff to enjoy.