Department of Justice Canada


Ottawa, Ontario


5 floors, approximately 100,000 sq.ft.

The Challenge:

To relocate lawyers, who were reluctant to move, into a highly functional, highly government-regulated space that reflected their corporate culture and projected calm, elegance and power to staff, clients and opposing counsel—all within a very short project deadline.

Total Project Budget:

Approximately $5 million

The Solution:

Meredith Thatcher and her team worked hand-in-hand with the client representatives to gain an in-depth understanding of the quality and quantity of the space, and how best to use the space to maximize functionality. In the words of the client, the result was “beyond our wildest dreams”—all within strict government guidelines.

Services delivered:

  • Developed capturing requirements
  • Developed the design concepts and layouts
  • Implemented the strategic plan
  • Prepared coded furniture drawings
  • Coordinated numerous furniture suppliers
  • Administered contracts
  • Created move management drawings