The creation of a bright and modern work environment
Party Expert chose the Centre corporatif Laval X development by Montoni, located alongside Highway 13, to establish its new corporate centre and warehouse. With abundant natural light and high ceilings, the commercial building presented an interesting potential for the creation of a bright and modern work environment enhanced with industrial accents.
Driven by a passion for architecture and design, the company’s founder, Lynda Bouvier, commissioned VAD to create the future home of Groupe Party Expert. She envisioned a modern and timeless space designed to foster collaboration and innovation within her team. Designed with sustainability in mind, the layout allows for flexibility and will be able to accommodate the company's future growth. The minimalistic design scheme and monochromatic decor are also guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Spanning two floors and totaling 35,500 square feet, the headquarters include a corporate environment of approximately 7,400 square feet that currently counts nearly 30 workstations. The space features a large executive conference room, several smaller meeting rooms, a coffee station, and a lounge on the second level that all benefit from energizing natural light. The space also includes a communal cafeteria that is shared by the office workers and the warehouse staff members.
Predominantly painted white, the space is punctuated by black accents found in the grid structure of the glass partitions, the lighting fixtures, and the furniture. To emphasize the building's industrial character and its context, VAD suggested leaving the ceilings untreated, revealing the mechanical components and ductwork.
For the administrative, marketing, sales, and product development teams, who deal with playful and colourful visuals on a daily basis, the desire was to benefit from a sleek and organized environment that would limit sensory overload. Employee input was essential in guiding VAD through the development of an environment that reflects their specific needs. For the marketing team, a photo studio was integrated into their workspace. A central workstation bench facilitates collaboration and meets the needs of this highly mobile group that prefers proximity. Integrated into a custom storage module, a television monitor allows the team to efficiently display visuals and conduct presentations in the same space.
More than an office, the company’s new address is a comfortable destination where employees can focus, come together, and evolve. The space reflects Groupe Party Expert’s culture and corporate values, as well as the visionary spirit of its female founder.
VAD is an interior design firm specializing in corporate, institutional, and commercial spaces across Canada. Guided by sensibility, instinct, and authenticity, the creative team combines innovation with a precise methodology to create spaces that reflect their clients' identities. Each new project offers a unique opportunity to use creative vision and intelligence, with the aim of designing environments that center around the human experience.