Safe Roads Engineering (SRE)

The SRE’s new office is located on the second floor of a historic commercial building, which was renovated to meet their specific requirements and create a stunning interior design. The warm golden brick and textured wood facade of the building add a touch of history to the space, while clean, modern lines and the rich blue color of SRE’s brand balance the overall effect. All doors and trim are painted in black to provide a solid and grounding effect, and the open industrial ceiling further adds to the office’s spacious feel.

The office features height-adjustable workstations throughout, which not only look attractive but also provide ergonomic benefits. The wood-like surfaces and lighter accents in the carpet tiles provide a perfect contrast to the foundational brick and wood, while the open work areas on both sides of the building are tied together with a custom and continuous linear light.

One of the meeting rooms features acoustic baffles that carry the same color palette as the rest of the office, adding interest while also providing practical sound absorption. The main meeting room is positioned facing south to capture natural light and includes an imposing table.

The many private and flex offices in the space are designed to blend seamlessly with the rest of the office. Additional linear light fixtures and acoustic baffles are suspended from the open ceiling to ensure adequate lighting and sound management. Glass partitions give the offices an open feel while providing natural light and a quiet atmosphere for focused work.

The office’s design elements come together seamlessly to create an impressive and unforgettable workspace that blends the old and the new.

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Barrier Ridge Capital

Barrier Ridge Capital’s offices share the same historic building as SR&E. This company has a distinct aesthetic that harmonizes the classic feel of the space with modern accents.

The entrance features Corten panels with rivets as well as the original blonde brick. The contemporary counterpoints to these elements include a clean-lined reception desk and a sleek LED light fixture.

Beyond the reception area, the office is divided into two areas. The left side leverages some of the fixtures from a previously existing restaurant, transforming into a sumptuous bar and entertaining area for corporate events. Comfortable yet elegant stools sit atop a customized tile feature where visitors can lean into the live edge bar.

The right section of the main floor is where the business operates. The executive offices are light and airy with mullioned interior glass walls and white brick facades, grounded with warm Corten panels, wooden beams, and linear light fixtures. 

Outside these offices is a dramatic wide hallway with wooden beams and large 4′ x 4′ floor tiles. The adjacent executive assistant areas have wooden paneling, height-adjustable desks, and plenty of storage. Additional private offices and a meeting room complete this floor.

Upstairs houses the managers’ offices where the large windows let in lots of natural light. The building’s concrete beams become architectural elements that add to the overall character. Large L-shaped height-adjustable desks allow lots of room to get the job done. Next door, the large boardroom seats more than a dozen. Rich blue and warm grey paint balance the dark, wide-plank flooring.

The basement has been put to good use as well with a commercial kitchen suitable for serving all of the upstairs events. Additional washrooms include glass showers and laundry facilities. Vertical blue tiles, wall-mounted sinks, and round mirrors add interest.

From top to bottom, Barrier Ridge Capital is a showcase space for corporate offices and entertaining.

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