Tour: Private Corporate Offices - Edelman PR

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Thinking differently is the Edelman ethos and this was reflected in the newly finished, 20,000 sq. ft. space of their Canadian flagship office in Toronto. The global PR firm,  with 53 offices worldwide, wanted to transition from a private office culture to a dynamic open plan that would encourage greater collaboration and creativity. They also wanted a unique and vibrant brand statement that provided Toronto and Canadian individuation.

Barlett and Associates designed an open space plan organized around neighbourhoods with a mix of nearby breakout rooms and open/closed meeting areas, and a multi-function Café area that is also used for “Edelman University” seminars, produced the collaboration the agency was looking for. A rectilinear design creates interplay with transparent glass boxes throughout the space allowing visitors and staff to “see” colorful murals that visually connect to corridors to make the boxes — and the whole space — seem larger.

Inger Bartlett
President, Bartlett & Associates

Inger Bartlett, BA, BID is the founder and president of Bartlett and Associates. Her hallmark is clean-lined, brilliant design that transforms the client’s business model and culture. The company’s notable portfolio of projects has elevated award-winning Bartlett to the position of True Innovator. Bartlett’s loyal customers include Vale Inco, George Weston Limited, Saatchi & Saatchi, FUEL Advertising, Torys, the Hong Kong Trade Development Centre, UBS, Marsh and a number of hospitality and retail names. Inger approaches every project with passion and a single-minded purpose to think ideas through in an architecturally-sensible way. She is a member of ARIDO, IDC, ASID and IIDA and received her BID from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture.

Maximum 30 attendees.


Edelman Toronto
Suite 300
150 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2X9

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Registered members:$40
Intern/student members: $30

5:45 p.m.
6 - 7:30 p.m.
1 hour of self-directed learning or 1 ARIDO CEU