Computer Modelling Group
Combining all of their locations into one facility, our interior designers helped Computer Modelling Group realize a unique vision central to their brand, by integrating structured geological formations and stratigraphic layers into their new corporate headquarters.
Designers Unearth CMG Brand for New Corporate Headquarters
A successful Canadian technology start-up, Computer Modelling Group (CMG), delivers 3D simulation software to identify underground natural resources for the oil & gas industry. CMG enlisted IBI’s designers to evoke the company’s connection to the earth’s core by bringing multilayered materials to the surface of their new four-storey office space.
Located on the University of Calgary campus, the office design prioritizes function, comfort and aesthetic for employees and clients alike. The space makes room for quiet, individual concentration, while allowing for ease of movement throughout the building. By maximizing transparency, IBI was able to achieve the infusion of natural light through to the interior, and by reducing office sizes while increasing corridor widths, our designers were able to create a gracious, open experience.
Visual references to geographic formations can be found throughout the facility. Visitors are welcomed into a gracious reception, framed by an elevator bank clad in full-slab natural black marble – strong with striations of rust on one side, and an executive boardroom with a laser-etched depiction of a mountain landscape on the other.
The second and third floors have an area directed to the staff lounge, with space for collaboration, socialization and direct access to technology. The fourth floor was designed as a client space, and used as an area for educational training as well as hosting smaller events. It reflects a formal, yet comfortable experience.
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