Every day, one in seven 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,...

[fvplayer id="4"] THE COMPANY Charest Legal Solutions, BC’s largest court reporting firm, has been providing court reporting services, real-time reporting, appeals, and mediation and arbitration rooms for over 26 years.  The company was doubling in size every 4-5 years. Traditionally it would accommodate this expansion by making the...

[fvplayer id="7"] Every business’s culture is unique, and here at Aura, we spend our days creating experiential office environments that enhance those company cultures for our clients.  We recently wrapped up a 10,000 sf design project for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade; here’s how we brightened...

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 Eventbrite is a US-based event management and ticketing website with headquarters in San Francisco. The service allows users to browse, create, and promote local events. From music festivals, concerts, marathons, conferences, fundraisers, gaming competitions, Eventbrite’s mission is to bring the world together through live...

THE BUSINESS Trevali is a global base-metals mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with its base-metals mines in Peru, Burkina Faso and Namibia. Trevali’s purpose is to be the world’s best sustainable underground mining company and recognizes that sustainable development is of critical importance in today’s...

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...