BlueArck Private Equity Offices – Vancouver

  • Client BlueArck Private Equity,
  • size 5,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Vancouver, Canada,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Edit Studios has achieved the office design for BlueArck Private Equity, an investment company located in Vancouver, Canada.

    In a year where few companies have dared to undertake a major office expansion, Edit Studios unveils a space that eschews the conservative design aesthetic generally associated with wealth management firms in favour of a more modern and welcoming approach. Located in Vancouver’s iconic Marine Building and designed for BlueArck Private Equity, the space mixes the elegant comfort of French country with the sophistication of a modern Parisian office. This innovative design move is a reflection of BlueArck’s corporate culture and its desire to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.

    The conventional dark woods and leather chesterfields of the typical private equity office have been swapped for a soft grey palette, herringbone floors, and luxurious drapery. The move towards a warmer atmosphere was a deliberate choice designed to address the imbalance between the number of men versus women that the profession usually attracts.

    The main entrance reveals a reception area that feels more like a living room for family and friends. Likewise, the modern bar is outfitted with all the comforts of home highlighted by book-matched black and white marble with gold accents.

    Inspired by the hidden passageways in an old French château, the office’s inner workings are tucked behind hidden doors that are masked by intricate mouldings. Soft draperies provide a way for staff to share spaces that can be easily cordoned off for privacy. Crown moulding and wainscoting accent the walls, while modern furniture pieces, rich marbles and traditional French light fixtures juxtapose old with new.

    Design: Edit Studios
    Contractor: Etro Constructions
    Photography: Ema Peter