The process of renovating an office is both daunting and exciting. The reward of a transformative new workplace is delayed until the design and construction process is completed and the myriad of logistical details are executed. And, before the new space can become a reality the old one must go.
A group of Number TEN Winnipeg staff were sent down the street to the old workplace at 115 Bannatyne Avenue to help speed up the demolition process. With some coordination and assistance from our Workplace Interiors design team and contractor J&J Penner Construction, we entered the old office setup for one last time. As you can see, it was a total blast!
Number TEN’s Winnipeg new office construction will run from March 4 to August 1st, 2019. Once complete, we’ll return to the same location in the heart of the Exchange District. In the meantime, our Winnipeg team is working down the street at our temporary office – Camp-10 – at 200 Waterfront Drive. Stay tuned to numberten.com and our social media pages for more news and updates on our innovative workplace renovation.
By Number Ten Architectural Group
In October of 2015 Heather Anderson, Number TEN’s Hospitality/Entertainment studio lead and senior Professional Interior Designer, was one of 25 professionals selected by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) to attend the HOST 2015, the 39th International Hospitality Exhibition in Milan, Italy.
By Number TEN Architectural Group
With an office distinguished by character, a collegial environment and delight in the creative process, design culture is integral to the Number TEN philosophy. We are always on the look-out for innovative ways to communicate, design and build. Recently, the Number TEN spirit of design culture was further strengthened through Design Interns Aaron Pollock and Victoria McCrea’s work in the development of what has come to be known as ‘The Ministry of Competitions’.
By Kerry Feeney, Architect
It isn’t glamorous, and maybe architects don’t want to admit it, but we talk about toilets a lot. Whether it is the actual plumbing, occupancy issues, or barrier-free design, the toilet figures prominently in an architect’s life. But in a correctional environment, the throne is king. The decisions we make as designers and operators about where the toilets are located, how they are controlled, how many there will be, and even what they are made of, will have bearing on those living and working in these facilities in ways that are more complicated and profound that just providing a device to accept waste.
Number TEN has completed the design for a brand new, 100,000 sq. ft. early years to Grade 12 school in Pikangikum First Nation, Ontario. Construction of the design-build school project, led by contractor Penn-Co Construction, is progressing rapidly and the new facility is on-track to open in time for the 2017 school year.
The new school will be a focal point for the community, serving as its education centre, community gathering space, and hub for a wide range of educational activities. It will be the largest building in the community, designed to be a safe and secure place that reflects and celebrates Pikangikum First Nation’s traditional values, cultures and traditions, while incorporating the latest in modern technology and school design.
The design theme centers around a visual representation of the journey of learning students will take as they progress from childhood to adolescence into adulthood. This journey is expressed throughout the school using thoughtful symbolism, colour, and a well-designed layout that serves to break up the space into distinct learning zones grouped by age level.