BDO Canada LLP – Toronto
IBI Group’s Interior Design team worked in collaboration with Colliers Project Leaders, The Pentacon Group, Spark AV, HIDI, and Triad Office Interiors on the complete fit-out of three floors at 222 Bay Street in Toronto for BDO. The project incorporated the leading accounting firm’s new work/life philosophy with an open office environment to foster collaboration. Features include flexible, reconfigurable boardrooms and staff social space.
ClientBDO Canada LLP
Reimagining the workplace environment
BDO’s initiative was to re-imagine the workplace environment to reflect the changing business processes and cultural shifts to facilitate greater levels of collaboration, innovation and talent attraction/retention. As part of the initial build out, BDO staff from 123 Front Street and 66 Wellington were relocated to two floors in Toronto’s iconic TD Tower, with a third floor retrofit pending completion.
A modern, sophisticated colour palette and design details pay homage to the open minimalist aesthetics of the architecture. The main reception and client-facing meeting rooms reside on the 22nd floor. A moveable wall system, incorporated into the main boardrooms, allows BDO to host its annual general meetings which were previously held offsite. A social space on the 21st floor provides a multi-functional hub for staff, including a ping pong table.
The office features different seating types and technology to support gathering, socializing and collaboration. Banquettes provide impromptu meeting areas with plug-and-play technology. Feature whiteboard screens add visual interest to the space, privacy between departments, and encourage information-sharing; many of the walls are also writeable to support idea generation. All workstations and private offices are height-adjustable, with hydration stations strategically placed to support wellness in the office.