“We are seeing office environments where there is dedicated space for collaboration, for whiteboard sessions, for cafes and for interactive space,” says Toon Dreessen, president of Architects DCA and past-president of the Ontario Association of Architects. “We are now creating spaces where people can come together and solve problems and they are not stuck at a boardroom table.”

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Modern Ottawa offices changing how companies work

Cubicles and generic floorplans are becoming an increasingly rare sight in some corners of Ottawa. A new generation of companies are no longer interested in an open-concept work environment filled with individual desks. Instead, architects are challenging business owners to look at that big empty floor plate in a whole new way.