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,...

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...

The Business Founded as Gulf and Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union in 1940, G&F Financial Group developed over the next 80 years as a major credit union centered in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. As a full-service credit union, they offer everything from basic checking and savings accounts...

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 Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) is a business based in Downtown Vancouver that offers online courses in financial analysis, including modeling and valuation. Their coursework was taken by over 100,000 clients in 2018, who range from university students to investment bankers and accountants. With a...

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...