Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is the world’s largest industrial auctioneer with offices and sites located around the world including the one we designed – their corporate headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia. Perfectly positioned, the office is located close to public transit and minutes from shops, restaurants and services and is opposite the picturesque Fraser River Walk. The facility’s sustainable material palette is inspired by the river and includes Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood products and locally made terrazzo countertops composed of recycled glass.
The facility’s layout and spaces are centred around the concept of providing employees with environments and services that promote a positive work/life balance. A state-of-the-art facility, the office building includes a subsidized on-site childcare centre and cafeteria. Additional employee services include a well-appointed lounge and an around-the-clock day-lit fitness facility offering regular fitness and nutrition programs, fully equipped with advanced gym equipment, a bike room, showers and changing facilities. This three-storey building features high capacity lobbies connected by intersecting walkways interspersed with break-out spaces that provide an informal atmosphere to encourage teamwork and collaboration.