DAILY NEWS Nov 13, 2012 11:06 AM - 3 comments

Engineers' office wins interior design award

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Cobalt Engineering's corporate headquarters won two awards from the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia recently. The engineering consultants offices on 200 Granville Street won an award of excellence in the "workplace total" category, and an award of merit in the "sustainability" category. 

Cobalt (now part of the Integral Group) played an important role in the design, which was by Perkins + Will Architects. Loren Cavallin, lead designer with Perkins + Will, said "Cobalt is a creative and innovative company that believes strongly in collaboration and sustainability. We wanted their corporate interiors to reflect these core values."

Cobalt, which specializes in mechanical and electrical engineering and sustainable design, is now a part of the Integral Group. The office is targeted LEED Gold.


Cobalt Engineering's award-winning office on Granville Street, Vancouver. Phoo courtesy Perkins + Will architects. Photography by Martin Tessler.
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Sam Lee

Its not hard to see why they won an award for this, I was looking through the project the other day on the Perkins + Will site, the main open plan office areas have amazing views over Vancouver Harbour, it must be a great back drop to work against.

Posted August 12, 2013 07:36 AM

jeena smith

Winning an award for Interior design is really very appreciable because this is a great example of creativity and as all know engineers are very creative.

Posted November 15, 2012 05:56 AM


Looks wonderful, however based on the photo (exposed/high ceilings, exposed mechanical, extensive hard finishes) I suspect the acoustics are less than satisfactory for the occupants.

Posted November 13, 2012 05:06 PM

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