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Tenant Comfort Priority No. 1

Tenant Comfort Priority No. 1


For Dermot Sweeny, founding principal of Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co Architects, long gone are the days of if you build it, they will come. Dermot will be speaking at Bisnows Tech Summit on March 6, and if theres one message hell be conveying--workplace innovation must focus on the tenants needs, because their objective is to offer employees comfortable, sustainable, and attractive workplace settings. (Never underestimate the power of a ping pong table.) That goes a long way in retaining the best and brightest, a difference-maker in the race to become a success story or just another side note on the corporate stage. Dermots company has worked with clients like Microsoft, Loblaws, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPPs new Spectrum Square project is something Dermot will focus on at the Tech Summit as an innovative example of the evolution of the workplace), BMW, RBC and Telus by incorporating the most successful examples worldwide of Base Building Design, focusing on human comfort (Base Building refers to the part of a multi-tenant building that directly serves and affects all tenants).