Intuit came to Manasc Isaac [now Reimagine] with no site and no programme and asked us to deliver a new office building and call centre for 500 employees in seven months. We succeeded. This 2.5-storey sustainable building incorporates operable windows, an access floor system and indirect lighting for optimal energy efficiency and user comfort. This highly complex and fast-tracked facility offers numerous employee amenities including a gymnasium, fitness room, staff lounge and cafeteria, as well as outdoor patios and balcony decks.
Built to Canadian Building Incentive Program standards (28% energy savings compared to an equivalent building), Intuit’s headquarters continues to provide a healthy, daylit, energy-efficient working environment.
The Globe and Mail awarded Intuit as Canada’s No. 2, No. 8, and No. 3 Best Place to Work in 2001, 2002, and 2003 respectively, in part due to the consideration given employees in this outstanding facility.
Intuit Canada issued our design team a steep challenge: deliver a 500-person call centre within seven months – with no site or program developed. We succeeded !
Intuit asked our team to design and deliver a new office building and call centre for 500 employees in seven months. The Headquarters contain not only office spaces, but special amenities for company employees, including a gymnasium, fitness centre, cafeteria, and outdoor patios and seating areas. The building is kind to the environment, sustainable now and into the future.
PASSIVE, SUSTAINABLE, INTEGRATED
The Intuit Canada Headquarters saves an average of $65 000 in energy costs. Nearly 100% of the building’s interior lighting is indirect, harvesting natural daylight, and resulting in the total required wattage of the building being less than half the amount required for the average office building. An innovative underfloor air system allows for occupant comfort throughout the building, which not only reduces energy costs, but allows for flexibility and ready reconfiguration of the floor plan.
- AAA in Conjunction with Alberta Economic Development, Exemplary Building, 100 Years of Architecture in Alberta (1906 – 2006), Chronicle of Significant Alberta Architecture, 2005
- Canadian Wood Council, Case Studies of Outstanding Wood Buildings, January 2004