Forging ahead in uncertain times
The process of transforming the space started in March 2020 right as the world went into lockdown, and businesses and governments were scrambling to adapt to the new reality of remote working.
Forced to adapt themselves, the Edit Studios team immediately transitioned to working online, began using FaceTime, 3D scanning tools, and other video conferencing tools for meetings and site visits with suppliers, contractors, and the client.
The team recalls hosting socially distanced garden get-togethers to show the client samples!
With international supply chains disrupted by the pandemic, Edit Studios moved quickly to source replacement products like flooring and glazing from local suppliers.
With city hall closed, the permitting process looked especially daunting. Thankfully, procedural changes made by the City of Vancouver’s Planning Department in response to the pandemic allowed developers and design teams to submit drawings and documentation online for the first time ever.
The changes also allowed what were previously in-person meetings to be conducted virtually, saving developers and design teams considerable time and travel costs.
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Mikaila Johnson and Janay Koldingnes (Edit Studios)
Shaw Contract, Kentwood Floors, Inform Contract, Toolbox Contract, Julian Tile
Ema Peter Photography
21 Feb, 2021