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A Flexible Law Office in Vancouver

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Offices
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HOK designed a new reception and meeting center as a part of a refresh of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s six-story office.

The design creates a dynamic business and entertainment environment with scenic views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains.

This centrally located conference center and community lounge provides a destination for BLG’s clients, staff and visitors. Flexible meeting rooms along the north side of the floor plate have retractable walls and expansive views. To complement the views of the natural landscape, the space is clad in wood and stone. A living green wall in the reception area serves as a piece of art while improving the quality of the indoor air. 

The flexible space plan, mobile furniture and Skyfold moveable wall systems enable BLG to easily reconfigure rooms. A sophisticated audiovisual system with interactive media screens is integrated with the Skyfold walls, allowing it to automatically readjust for each room size. The entire north side of the conference center opens up to host more than 300 people for large events.

The community lounge functions both as a social space and as a work area with semi‐private and collaborative spaces. The lounge can act as an independent event space or an extension of the conference center.

70,000 sq. ft. / 6,500 sq. m.

Interior Design