The Canadian studio—which received a Five-Star Award for its ‘visionary and memorable’ design of a gold mining office—moves forward in a global competition for best workplace design in the world
A world-renowned mark of excellence, International Property Awards named McGregor Design Group’s contemporary space for a Toronto gold mining company ‘Best Office Interior’ in the country.
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“The client was a start-up that needed a corporate image to help them quickly succeed in the areas of recruitment and investor engagement. For us, it was the perfect opportunity to start from a fresh perspective and demonstrate what our team could do,” says Lynn McGregor, Founding Principal of McGregor Design Group. “The result is an office that people take pride working in—and one that exceeded client objectives in terms of timing, budget, and more.”
Situated in a LEED Silver building, the once open raw concrete space was converted into a polished executive office—reflecting the mining business while showcasing the owner’s art collection. Against an ‘art-friendly’ white canvas, McGregor’s team incorporated: vertical reveals and curvilinear metal inlays to reference dunes; precious rocks in recessed illuminated boxes to suggest being underground; and custom carpets hand-embroidered with glittering silk threads to resemble gold dust. Moreover, the team decidedly sourced much of the furniture locally—including the Canadian granite floors.
Says the satisfied client: “Research shows that workplace quality plays a critical factor in job satisfaction and we’re thrilled with the new space; visitors to our office also regularly comment on its visionary features. McGregor Design Group enabled us to accomplish our goal of providing a truly memorable space for staff and shareholders alike. A perfect balance of functionality and style, this unique environment conveys a message of success and stability.”
As representative for ‘Best Office Interior’ in Canada, McGregor Design Group will go on to compete for the best workplace design in the world. Winners will be announced in December.
About McGregor Design Group (MDG)
Founded in 1988 by Lynn McGregor, MDG is an award-winning architectural interior firm that creates commercial spaces to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. Our mission is to deliver sustainable and innovative ideas that meet human and environmental needs, while not only focusing on achieving client expectations—but exceeding them.