Aura was tasked to expand one of Harper Grey’s existing Vancouver office spaces based on our direct experience designing law firms’ offices. We led several ‘hack-a-thons' during the early design phases to solve critical design questions and test ideas as a group. This process involved...

The Covid-19 pandemic brought along unprecedented challenges for companies in every industry. Leaders rose to the occasion to protect the health and safety of their staff, find solutions that would sustain productivity, and ensure their organization’s survival through very uncertain times. As vaccines roll out all...

 Every day, one in five Canadians struggles to go for coffee with a friend or interview for a job because of physical barriers at their destinations. Although features like ramps and braille signage in elevators may be present, they hardly do enough if users only...

A non-profit organization operating in the tourism industry engaged with Aura to evaluate and reconstruct its downtown Vancouver office space that didn’t accurately reflect the company’s role or purpose.  Upon visiting the clients’ office, we discovered a very traditional design home to cubicles, many private offices,...

October 14th, Tenant Talks hosted its most recent virtual event “Reimagining The Office Space and Experience” featuring guests from the tech industry. Panelists included Amanda Nagy, Senior Manager of People Operations at Thinkific, Jason Bailey, Co-Founder of East Side Games and Keith Metcalfe, CEO of...

Retaining talent has always been a challenge for employers with skilled staff regularly jumping ship for better perks or higher pay. The pandemic has been a tricky time that’s slowly but surely changed what people are looking for. As COVID-19 took us by storm, employees...