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By Jeni Ross, Administrative Professional



The concept of wellness has been a very hot topic of discussion lately. Not just within our workplace at Number TEN but expanding through workplaces and homes globally given the current situation. If wellness was not something that you incorporated into your routine prior to social distancing and isolation life, it is most certainly something that you have likely begun to incorporate now during this global pandemic.


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By Laurène Bachand, Architect 

I am reading the book, Architecture for babies to my daughter (I know, I know… eye-rolling)
The architecture depicted in this book is so playful and colourful – it’s so fun.

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beige wpgSee how fun that colourful city is? Green. Yellow. Purple. Ferris wheels… Happiness.

Don’t you wish our real cities were that much fun? I do. Especially now.




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By Genevieve Bergman, Associate, Workplace Studio Lead

collaboration smAs designers and architects , we spend a large portion of our day working with one another and our clients (primarily in person), collaborating on projects. No matter what phase of a project, we are trying to achieve a collective goal through our interactions by building trust, common bonds and productive relationships.

Collaboration in the workplace is crucial, whether it is working together brainstorming for creative solutions or offering critical perspectives, it is ultimately offering value to all team members by providing a space to communicate ideas. Workplace data has proven that a proper balance between focus and collaborative spaces leads to high performance, increased efficiencies and innovation in an office environment. Collaboration makes us feel good at what we do.

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By Brent Bellamy, Architect + Creative Director 
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press

In our desperate battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus, almost four billion people, half the world’s population, are living under stay-at-home orders. In a rare united effort, governments, industry and citizens alike are working together to combat a common global enemy. The scale and speed of societal change left in its wake would have been unthinkable only a few weeks ago.


(SHANNON VANRAES / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES) Active transportation can play a key role, both during the pandemic and in rebuilding the city’s physical and social infrastructure afterward.

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By Aaron Pollock, Architect 

With the current demand for healthcare workers PPE (personal protective equipment), it is not surprising that many individuals at home have stepped up to do what they can to alleviate this demand. Our resourceful nature allows us to contribute to the national issue at hand, and aid in supporting those working at the front lines of the current pandemic. Our staff at Number TEN are also trying to be as resourceful as possible by answering the call for PPE through 3D printing.

Number TEN Blog

Number TEN Inspired! captures the knowledge, passion and ideas of our award winning architects, interior designers and supporting staff, as they navigate through the complexities of the modern design landscape. We are creative problem solvers, advocates for better ways of doing things, and observers of all that is interesting and noteworthy in our field. This blog is our effort to share our knowledge and ideas in a way that resonates with everyone. Whether you work in the industry as an architect, interior designer, building manager, property developer, or are just someone with an interest in creativity and new ways of doing things, this blog has something for you.