Genetec Headquarters – Montreal

  • Client Genetec,
  • size 88,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Montreal, Canada,
  • Industry Technology,
  • FOR. design planning completed the office design for security system supplier, Genetec, located in Montreal, Canada.

    Genetec Montreal offices: When design impacts processes and productivity.

    It is Effective Change that a designer firm strives to create. A space of coherence that embrace the nature of the company and create a space for personal growth for every single employee.

    Genetec is a Montreal-based company specializing in security technology for corporate and public safety applications. It is currently doing business on six continents. In 2015, the company’s rapid expansion reached a key milestone when the number of employees in Quebec passed 600. The time had come to rethink the management, use and organization of the company’s spaces.

    FOR. performed an in-depth analysis of the company’s operations and organization chart, working with Genetec on a strategy to transform the organization and its operations, work practices and approach to collaboration. The process affected workflows, the elimination of silos, branding, materials management, furnishings, general traffic and space management. This process made it possible to develop a truly meaningful place for users.

    On this project not only the culture but also the product of the company itself has improved –dixit their president- and what was created, the synergy and the dynamic shift is now applied to their worldwide offices.

    Based on the interior design concept formulated for the company’s Montreal headquarters, FOR. adapted the artistic approach to the different cities where the company has a presence, adapting standards for furniture, lighting, finishes and materials based on local distributors and each site’s particular characteristics. To date, more than 130,000 sq. ft. of office space worldwide has been designed with this concept: Paris, Singapore, Secaucus, London, Bruges, Quebec City and Sherbrooke.

    Design: FOR. design planning
    Designer: André Davignon
    Photography: Stephane Brügger