Mckinley Burkart has developed an office for their architecture and interiors practice located in Calgary, Alberta.
The McKinley Burkart Offices are a true embodiment of the McKinley Burkart brand. With a stark contrast between the black formal space with white studio space, this design is not short on drama. The offices allow people to work and think differently; it is a unique work environment that promotes creative thinking and collaborative work. Designed to be two things simultaneously, the space is both inspirational and aspirational. The inspirational side of the workplace is meant to encourage the staff to work as a team in a space that feels good everyday. The aspirational side of it is for McKinley Burkart’s clients, because it demonstrates how a space can change the way people feel and work.
This open environment enables collaboration, allowing team members to discuss, observe, and meet at the drop of a hat. This studio promotes a meeting of the minds. While the public spaces are a dramatic black, conveying a sense of luxury and glamour, the white on white studio spaces embody the ethos of a clean, bright and friendly workspace.
Design: McKinley Burkart