JWA collaborated with Japan Canada Oil Sands (JACOS) to accomplish two key goals during the build out of their renovated space: reduce their real estate and enhance their identity.
By implementing an efficient office layout and creating several multi-function spaces JWA was able to significantly decrease JACOS' total space requirements and leasing costs.
An enhanced identity was created for JACOS by fusing contemporary Japanese and Canadian architectural styles. A Shou Sugi Ban (black charred wood) feature, high-contrast finish palette, crisp detailing, and the expression of Wabi Sabi (appreciation for imperfection) were incorporated to create a true-to-self space that fit JACOS' unique business culture.
Take a look at the space here: http://www.jwadesign.com/jacos