Interwork renovated a 45,430 square foot precast concrete building into the new headquarters of APS – a leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MRO) serving the aviation industry. APS is the first third-party MRO licensed to perform OEM-proprietary repairs and inspections. Having out grown their existing facility, APS purchased the building and fit in a new 9,430 square foot office space while renovating a 36,000 square foot warehouse into a state-of-the-art repair and manufacturing facility
Moving on their 100th anniversary, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) their new headquarters integrates imagery of old drug stores and displays of organizational artifacts with corporate offices, cubicles and breakout areas. NABP’s space tells the story of the organization’s deep tradition while providing a modern, forward looking work place. An old sepia toned photo of a pharmacy used as a lobby wall mural provides a regular reminder of the values that underlie the modern organization. The space is lined with plaques, tributes and art received from the organizations member’s over the years. In addition to interior design, Interwork specified all the furniture and designed custom pieces, developed displays and art installations and helped manage NABP’s move to the new headquarters. Interwork has provided on-going support to remodel the balance of their building and for exterior maintenance at the masonry walls.
Starting as a University of Waterloo project to search the Oxford English Dictionary, OpenText evolved into a global business productivity software developer. For their US Headquarters, Interwork worked with OpenText to develop organizational precepts that informed a variety of decisions: first, that “navigating” the space provide a series of paths with opportunities to connect with differing people and functional groups while exploring possibilities throughout the work day that may not have been obvious at the start of a “search”. And second: that the space’s layout express the loosely organized, somewhat idiosyncratic feel or a traditional university campus – classrooms that open to a ceiling less “sky”, conference rooms as forms within a landscape, work carrels and a “commons” dining hall. Interwork engaged in OpenText’s space search, provided office planning and interior design, furniture design and procurement and move management.