Aura's most recent edition of Tenant Talks on March 12 centered around the importance of navigating and adapting to contemporary developments in workplace design for the legal industry. With the topic at hand, the conversations and Q&As involving our panel of experts had a deep...

Few workplaces are more deeply tied to the idea of traditional office layout than the legal firm. Law offices have typically stuck to a philosophy that's lasted over a century: no matter how many people appear in the firm's name, lawyers are individuals with cordoned-off,...

Getting a vision for your business is just the beginning: if you really want to get the most out of your workplace's unique qualities, from plan implementations to employee relationships, you need a workplace strategy. A well-planned, finely-honed strategy can be the kind of blueprint...

Open concept or private office design? The great debate between these concepts persists with their respective benefits and drawbacks. In the past few years, open concept workplaces have become popular among tech companies for their ability to foster collaboration and creativity. However, the noise and...

Walls are both integral and easy to take for granted. Every office needs at least four of them — at least if you plan to keep it indoors — but after that, where do you go from there? Like many of the other elements of...

Introduction Everywhere you look, our world is absolutely brimming with colours. More than just an exciting phenomenon of the senses, colours serve as an important source of information for our brains. For example, our brains know that an apple is healthy and safe if it’s bright...

The Business Based in Delta, British Columbia, EnWave is a company with nearly 25 years' worth of experience developing commercial applications and equipment for the food and pharmaceutical processing industries. Their ability to create engineering and software-based solutions for a multitude of companies, including a quick...

One particular philosophy in the creation of community-space planning to emerge in the late 20th Century is the idea of the "Third Place." Where the "first place" is a dedicated home and the "second place" is the workplace, the third place — as defined by...

As an ambitious member of the Business Development team, Par's goals include forging strategic partnerships and nurturing relationships with executives who are looking to invest in their corporate culture through workplace design strategies. Prior to joining Aura, what was your education/career history like? I graduated from UBC...

Vancouver-based BERMANFALK has been providing furnishings to the hospitality industry throughout the world since 2007. In that span of time -- relatively short in memory, but a long stretch for a growing business -- BERMANFALK grew rapidly, with their design-first approach earning their seating and...