KPMB Architects Office

Located on the 12th floor of the Globe and Mail Centre, KPMB Architects’ modern makeover infused the warmth of its previous timber loft studios, formerly on King Street West, into a glossy new office.

Photo credit: Maris Mezulis

The panoramic view of the city and Lake Ontario was the inspiration behind the plan of a continuous, and fully accessible perimeter.

A wood-lined pavilion accommodates the communal space of meetings with four open work zones circling the central timber-lined core.

Photo credit: Maris Mezulis

The sleek renovation is illuminated with White Oak, exposed concrete, sustainable carpet tiles and soft project pin-up surfaces made from recycled plastic. KPMB’s combination of a minimal palette and glass walls gives the space a raw yet sophisticated edge.

Brands/products used in construction:
Glass Doors & Walls: Unifor — Italinteriors Contract | Engineered Wood Planks: Stone Tile | Millwork: MCM2001 Inc. | Carpet: Interface | Lighting (supply): d2s inc (office), Artemide (feature), eq3 (pendants) | Appliances: Goemans Appliances | Staff Lounge Wood Wall (install): Einbau Ltd. | ezoBord Acoustic Panels: Ayrsonics | ezoBord & Shelving Installations: McIntyre Group | Hardware for Pocket Doors: Casson Hardware | Porcelain floor tile (supply): Mosa Tile | Porcelain Slab counters (install): World Stone Ltd. | Porcelain Slabs (supply): Ciot | Vinyl Tile Flooring (supply): Torlys | Custom Wood | Coatings: Horizon Coatings | Wood meeting, café, collaboration & side tables: Garcia Rep Group Inc. | Vision Strips on Glass: MediaKitchen Imaging Group | Ottomans: eq3 | Metal Shelving: Spacesaver Corporation | Drapery Fabric (supply): Designtex | Wellness room and material library drapery: Maple Drapery | Collaboration stools: Keilhauer | Lounge chairs & wood collaboration stools: Klaus | Marble Side tables: Elte Market | Table lamps, coffee table, square marble side tables: The Modern Shop | Reception marble side table tops: York Marble Fabrica | Leather restoration on meeting room chairs: Manchee Leather Inc