ABW Movement is Transforming Offices

McRobie_Interior Design_Skyline ABW_4It would be hard to miss all the buzz on the Activity Based Workplace or “ABW”, the transformational office planning strategy that promotes a choice of spaces for various work activities. In an ABW office environment seating is unassigned and informal meeting areas are provided to encourage collaboration.

This fit-up of five floors at the Skyline Campus was completed in January 2018 and was an early pilot project to test the Government of Canada’s new direction in ABW prior to GCWorkplace being released.  Based on a generic floor layout, brightly coloured screens and wall graphics were employed to lend a sense of smaller neighbourhoods within the larger floor area.  Meeting rooms were placed at the core and movable partitions were used to minimize potential future construction waste if the tenant’s requirements change in the coming years.

McRobie_Interior Design_Skyline ABW_2Photos by Johanna Garwood

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