Govan Brown

 square inc.
 5000 YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ON

  Square Footage: 8,750
  Market Sector: Technology
  Architect: Figure 3
  ME: HH Angus
 
EE: MCW Consultants
  Landlord: GWL Realty Advisors
 

Due to Square Inc.’s rapid growth and evolution, they were pressured to relocate to a space that could accommodate their expanding operations. As a result of their immediate need, our team was challenged to build out Square’s brand new space at 5000 Yonge Street in just two and a half months. The office - befitting an organization as innovative as Square - is outfitted with many high-end features. First, the office is designed with collaboration in mind; this includes

dedicating a large portion of floor space to share-desks. The staff is also supported by 4 meeting pods, a large boardroom, tech lab, and culinary features such as a kitchen and a $5,000 water machine called Vivreau that carbonates and filters water. To power their operations, the office is equipped with a LAN room with upgraded panels (compared to previous space) to run more circuits and a security system that allows employees to access the space without having to go

through the building. The office is further distinguished from typical office space by having a very minimalist aesthetic including exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors and suspended lighting. Through diligent planning and trade selection, our team was able to deliver a unique space to Square that matched their design intention and encourages creativity.