STUDIO 531 architects inc.

Studio 531 has just completed design and construction of an office renovation for an award winning Vancouver construction company.  The new Global Headquarters for Naikoon Contracting contains 3 floors of innovative workspace that focused on creating a healthy, collaborative work environment for staff.  Here’s a link to Naikoon’s press release that includes a time-lapse video featuring the new office.


The design features a custom cantilevered mass timber stair that is the FIRST IN NORTH AMERICA to utilize the TS3 epoxy technology that allows butt-jointed timber connections without the use of mechanical fasteners. The stair is not supported by the adjacent walls and merely supported at the top and the bottom.  The technology has many amazing applications.

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The project also represents what is possible with a true collaboration between a visionary client, architect, builder, product supplier and engineer.  Here’s the team:


Architect: Studio 531 Architects
Structural Engineers: ASPECT Engineers
Construction Manager: Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
CLT design consultant: Styxworks
Gluing technology: TS3
Panel supplier: KLH
Installer: Naikoon and Styxworks and TS3 team


Pre Construction Rendering


Finished Product