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Kott Lumber

KOTT, located in Township of Uxbridge,  is a one-stop source for lumber and framing materials, home exterior products and services. Their in-house design team works with clients’ architectural plans to create layouts and a price quotes for their roof trusses, floor system, or panelized components.

The dynamically growing company needed an office update. Working out of a dysfunctional and out-dated office space, the staff was desperate for a change. The office was very compartmentalised and daily functional work was taking longer then it should. Offices were set-up unreasonably large, and a general poor use of space was constricting growth and efficiency.

The new, more open concept provides a combination of open workstation space and private offices. The glass fronts of  private offices allow the natural light to continue to flow through the central core open workstation area and provide an open airy feel.

The interior material selection reflects the agrarian character and location of the business: Half sawn hemlock wall cladding,  stack logs wallcovering (thin slices of tree branches which are arranged and bonded to a plywood substrate), blackened steel logo or the endearing Farrow&Ball wallpaper illustrating an old fashioned farm.

Marker board paint through-out allows for collaboration and ideation.

The lower level of this office had ceilings that were only 5′-10″. By raising the ceiling, we were able to create a full lunch room, lounge area, impromptu work areas, large boardroom and plenty of storage. Using architectural lighting inset into the wall vertically visually extended the height and made the area feel even taller and spacious.

With the addition of a tech room, kitchenette, reception area, meeting room, 7 new offices, shipping area, designer area and 8 additional workstations, this space has become functional, practical and is now a space that works for the team and allows room for growth. The space still remains its rural atmosphere but now it is enriched with incredible functionality and style.