Adobe Systems Inc. Canada
Design Partner: HOK Canada
Location: 225 King Street West, 14th Floor
Size: 12,758 sf.
Landlord: Oxford Properties
Photography: Ben Rahn – A-Frame
Adobe Inc. is an American multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke. It has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards digital marketing software. Adobe is best known for its Adobe Flash web software ecosystem, Photoshop image editing software, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud. As of 2019, Adobe has more than 21,000 employees worldwide.
MARANT was retained as the construction manager for this important new Canadian office facility, which was successfully completed under an aggressive time line. As the client has multiple world-wide projects underway at any given time, they were adamant that the contractor retained for their Toronto project help to simplify the process and deliver a high quality facility for their Toronto team. The design for the space was to reflect the energy of the organization, in a relaxed, brick-and-beam style setting, even though the new office is located in a Class A tower in Toronto’s west-end. The spotlight was on attraction and retention. Working closely with the Prime Consultant and Designer, the new workplace environment, which is open planned with bench-style desking, reflects Adobe’s creative, community oriented culture with a variety of finishes and colours. Additionally, there are vibrant collaboration spaces, such as the cafe hub, with adjacent work areas on either side to form quiet heads down oasis. The result is a wonderful workspace for Adobe's team.
“The client was very direct about the need for a solid construction partner who could guide the project to the finish line worry-free... MARANT was the right choice.”