Hamilton, ON


Spread across 10,000 SF in the historic Westinghouse HQ, mcCallumSather designed its new workplace as a reflection of our entrepreneurial spirit, combining sustainability and heritage design within an iconic Hamilton building. Now, in the place of what was a long-abandoned site, we’ve retrofitted the space to create a modern workplace that reflects the way in which our understanding of productivity and teamwork has evolved.

Our new space is organized in zones. At one end of the expansive, light-filled environment there are collaborative zones where teams can huddle around big tables, discuss, debate and share ideas and work side-by-side. At the other end of the building, we placed quiet and focused zones including phone booths and our new library. The design reflects our firm’s integrated nature, without distinction between our mechanical, interior design or architectural studios. As a result, the space becomes project focused, delivering increased efficiency and client-centric service.

In the centre of the space, delineating between the collaborative and quiet zones, are our new boardrooms, framed by the striking trusses unique to the second floor of Westinghouse.  Having nearly doubled in size within five years, we increased our boardroom space accordingly with a variety of areas where clients, sub-consultants, and collaborators gather.

Much like the trusses, many of the original details remain as an integral part of the space. The original floors of terrazzo tile have been kept where possible and all their imperfections left exposed. Where the former Westinghouse CEO’s offices and boardrooms were once located, the exquisite moldings on the ceiling were kept with missing sections and all. These little details pay tribute to and tell the story of the business leaders who once occupied this same space and serve as inspiration as we continue to grow our firm.