Sun Life Innovation Centre - Ignite Studio
Sun Life Financial
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Square Footage: 16,000
Sun Life’s Ignite Studio is an innovation centre that uses leading-edge workplace strategies to create a fun, highly collaborative environment for employees to nurture ideas and innovate for clients. The Ignite Studio supports agile project delivery and acts as a living lab where diverse groups of employees work in teams, innovate and launch new solutions quickly to market – all in anticipation of evolving client needs.
The space, located on the 10th floor of One York in Toronto and run by the Digital Solutions team of Sun Life Financial, is designed to provide a creative ‘startup’ atmosphere within a large enterprise. A variety of open and closed collaboration spaces offer employees a selection of areas for sharing ideas and brainstorming. Playful lounge areas encourage meaningful interaction between coworkers and foster a sense of community in the workplace.
The design team did not want to compromise the incredible south facing view of Lake Ontario and strategically separated the loudest spaces from the quietest spaces, eliminating the need for solid partitions.
The Ignite Studio promotes health and wellness throughout with ample access to daylight and views of Lake Ontario, universal height adjustable desks and meeting room tables for different work styles, along with lush greenery to improve indoor air quality.