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Deans Knight Capital Management was growing. They took over an additional floor in a building in downtown Vancouver and wanted to create an environment that was functional, inspiring and welcoming.

We designed the space to reflect the ethos of the company and its culture to its clients, while providing an inviting workplace for its staff. For clients who meet their financial advisors at the office, we developed a space that conveys reliability, prudence, timelessness and approachability. For the team at Deans Knight Capital Management, the space needed to be efficient, comfortable and durable.

We removed the previous floor plan and took the space back to the concrete shell. We designed a full-service kitchen to be a place for staff to congregate as well as welcome clients. The staff all have open plan offices, so we needed to provide them with functional space that promotes communication and collaboration, while offering natural light and access to the stunning views of the harbour. We also designed a suite of hospitality areas that provide a location for private client consultations, entertaining and meetings.

Finishes for the custom millwork kitchen are extended throughout the office. Honed marble flooring, cabinets in horizontal quarter-cut walnut, and back-painted glass with quartz countertops evoke quiet elegance. We used walnut and marble for longevity and a contemporary, classic beauty. Our fabric wall coverings provide a sedate and sober feeling. The result is a bespoke space that fits the requirements of the staff and the clients like a Savile Row suit.

“Craig Langdon, our President and I have dealt with Robert Bailey for many years. Robert is simply the best at interpreting and implementing client needs. His attention to detail is remarkable. Moreover, everything is always on time and on budget. Not only has Robert designed our Deans Knight offices twice in the past 10 years, but he was also the visionary for our private residences as well.” — Wayne Deans