Hamilton, ON

Westinghouse HQ

An exciting project is breathing life back into the Canadian Westinghouse Company Headquarters, Westinghouse HQ, originally built in 1917.  Re-imagined into a seven-storey modern office environment, it now serves a whole new generation of creative leaders.

The building sat empty since the mid ‘80s, yet it remained a beautiful example of Classical Revival style. After years of neglect, our multi-disciplinary team worked with a private conglomerate of owners to restore it to its original luster.

The property features striking historic features: brick walls, engraved stone accents, vertical banding on the walls, decorative plaques, window surrounds and keystones. Following the completion of our own award-winning offices on the second floor, we remain active in the design process as new tenants fill the building. We helped with the drawings and permits, and mechanical engineering, for both the beautiful event venue on the first floor, marked by the beautifully restored auditorium, and run by Equal Parts Hospitality; and the newly opened Branch HQ, a sophisticated co-working environment on the third floor.

The design has been driven by the principles of sustainability including environmental, economic and social measures. We have placed an emphasis on barrier free design, the integration of bike storage and facilities which support and encourage commuting.