In our post-pandemic world, we are seeing a lot of changes to the physical office. Many organizations are adopting flexible working schedules and hybrid work options for their employees. But how is technology helping with these new workspaces? Didhiti Bhoumik from Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) recently...

In 2020, more people than ever had the opportunity to work from home as organizations around the world made their best efforts to protect their staff from the spread of COVID-19. With renewed faith that staff can get the job done from wherever they work,...

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 asking...

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...

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,...

Introduction  The scale of impact that COVID-19 has brought to the world relates similarly to the 2008 financial crisis and 9/11- devastating events that reshaped societies around the world in lasting ways. We know that this global pandemic will forever change the way people think, work,...

The Business Not every modern business can trace its history back to the 16th century, but Sumitomo Metal Mining origins date back to Kyoto circa 1590, and Soga Riemon's techniques of copper smithing and smelting. After Sumitomo adapted to the introduction of Western technology in the...

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,...