Number TEN Architectural Group, in association with Toronto-based figure3, have been selected to design TDS Law’s new office space at True North Square in downtown Winnipeg. Occupying the top three floors of True North Square Tower 1, the new design will energize and redefine TDS Law’s workplace environment with a focus on improving the client experience, enhancing workplace efficiency, and integrating new technologies that address the evolving nature of legal practices in Canada.
"Number TEN is excited to work with TDS Law as project leaders for their significant investment in the continued transformation of downtown Winnipeg. Our talented group of interior designers, architects and project managers are ready to deliver a leading-edge workplace environment that reflects TDS’ forward-thinking vision as one of the anchor tenants of True North Square.”
Number TEN’s design team is bolstered by figure3’s extensive experience designing world class office space for some of Canada’s most innovative legal practices. “The practice of law continues to evolve and modernise as we’ve seen through our experience partnering with many of Canada’s leading law firms,” says figure3 principal and lead interior designer Allan Guinan.
“TDS has set out a vision for a more efficient and collaborative firm culture. We’re looking forward to the challenge of defining the next generation of law firm design by providing dynamic solutions that directly address these needs”.
After a remarkable 31-year tenure as a Partner with Number TEN, Robert Eastwood completed his carefully planned transition in March to his new role as a senior advisor to the firm. To the casual observer, it may appear as though not much has changed. Eastwood still works out of the same office, still puts in countless hours working on projects, and apart from a recent low-key office celebration of his professional accomplishments, work continues on much as before. In short, he is still the same person he always was: a hard-working family man who lives and breathes architecture.
Image: A selection of Bob Eastwood's projects, completed during his long career at Number TEN
Number TEN’s commitment to innovation was well-demonstrated in the last few months as Number TEN Partner and Practice Leader Greg Hasiuk attended a number of local and national symposiums, workshops and events on the theme of innovation in the 21st century.
In February, Greg attended the Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) annual general meeting in Toronto. Established in 2009, CCI is committed to facilitating communication and teamwork within the construction industry in order to promote and streamline industry-wide innovation.
CCInnovations aims to establish a new culture for innovation in the construction industry
The Number TEN Partners are very pleased to announce that seven of our team members have accepted roles as Associates, and will be joining our new Associate Group as leaders in our firm. Number TEN created the Associate Group to broaden involvement in firm-wide strategic planning, firm management, business development and leadership succession. Each of these individuals possesses a balance of experience and skills that will undoubtedly translate into continued success for our firm, as well as our clients, well into the future.
Seven Stones Community School in Regina, SK, earned a prestigious Award of Distinction from the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) on Sunday, October 25 at its 2015 LearningScapes Conference in San Diego, California. Along with four other international school projects, Seven Stones beat out over 90 project entries submitted by architecture firms from around the world.
Number TEN Practice Leader Greg Hasiuk and Architect Stacy Dyck attended the annual three-day conference, to accept the award. Number TEN collaborated with Fielding Nair International on the project. The event is the world's largest juried exhibit recognizing exceptional planning and inspired architectural design of high quality learning environments.
“This is our second project with Regina Public Schools to be recognized for design excellence, the other being Douglas Park Elementary School in 2013. The leadership of Regina Public Schools and the support of the community have been instrumental in creating these innovative learning environments,” says Hasiuk.
In addition to the awards presentation, the exposition included a variety of workshops, panel discussions and tours of innovative learning environments in the Southern California region. Many of the world’s most prominent education facility design leaders were in attendance, sharing ideas and discussing advancements in educational facility design.
"Number TEN considers research and innovation as important pillars of our ability to deliver design excellence. Attending industry leading conferences such as these are pivotal.” For more information on all of the 2015 Awards of Distinction projects, click here.