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December 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Winners Announced in the 2010 T.O.R. Workplace Matters Awards: Best in Commercial Design & HR Contributions to Workplace Culture

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - Winners of the 2010 T.O.R. Workplace Matters Awards have just been announced. This year's recession-busting theme was "Double Duty", honouring innovation in doing more with less, building and growing despite a climate of retrenchment, and the creativity seen in winning entries was deemed inspiring by all. 

Six minute video showing entries themselves, as well as still photos, quotes from winners and prestigious list of judges found at www.theofficeresource.com/wm

Winner, Large Space Commercial Design (>12,000sf): Busby Perkins Will for their work on the sustainability-championing offices for the City of Vancouver.

Winner, Small Space Commercial Design (<11,999sf): False Creek Design Group for the artful renovation and re-imagining of Covenant House.

Winner, HR Innovations: Pacific Mechanical Systems, for team-building and staff retention programs which have allowed their business to not only see zero layoffs through this economy but also see growth in clients.

Created and organized by mission-driven business expert, Alanna Fero, for title sponsors T.O.R. The Office Resource, the Workplace Matters Awards have the lofty goal of shining a spotlight on the workplace as a central definer of modern culture. Says Fero, "Town halls, churches, and festivals no longer play the cohesive roles they once did in society. Virtual environments aside, the workplace has become the gathering place of our times, where we feel the greatest sense of community." T.O.R. CEO David Mendell proudly argues, "When you are a member of a community, you have a responsibility to contribute to that community. We see our leadership role here as discovering the best and the brightest, learning from them, and then passing on their inspiration to others."

Judge Mayor Peter Fassbender noted that, "The entries are so diverse. You really see the creativity coming out, the quality of the projects that they show. I've been very impressed with it." Judge Eric Metcalfe added, "I really enjoyed the different approaches to the idea of working and collaboration, to creating an environment of collaborative sensibility. The entries show that spirit." 

2011 award categories will include commercial design, HR and a top winner for Workplace of the Year. Visit www.theofficeresource.com/wm/2011-3/ for entry details.

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