That was the vision for EY’s Canadian headquarters across 10 floors in Toronto’s newly constructed EY Tower. This ultra-flexible work environment adapts to continuous business changes while promoting natural collaboration and learning. It embodies the purpose of EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, of “building a better working world.”
As part of the overall project goal of elevating the moods and productivity of EY’s people, the design engages all employees by celebrating city views and daylight. Each office floor is bracketed by full-height windows that draw in natural light. Layers of transparent glass partitions help brighten the previously dark and gloomy interiors.
HOK’s team designed each of the 10 floors to act as its own “neighborhood” supporting activity-based work (ABW). Each has a unique sense of place created through the use of colors, graphics, textures and patterns inspired by the city of Toronto. Though each floor has its own identity, the consistent wood detailing and finishes provide a sense of continuity.
EY’s people can choose from a a variety of different workspaces that include sit-stand desks, collaborative desk arrangements, soft seating and focused heads-down enclaves—all designed with flexibility to support how they can work best. The environments include open offices, unassigned touchdown spaces, collaboration rooms, café hubs and high-tech conference rooms.
WELL Gold Certified
239,000 sq. ft. / 22,205 sq. m.
International Design Awards (IDA) – Honorable Mention – Large Office Category