The Vancouver Canucks have the most design changes in their history, and the first thing they did in their first season back was to redo their home office.
The team had to do something drastic after it won the Stanley Cup in 2017.
The new design had to accommodate more space, a more comfortable seating arrangement, and more lighting, but it also had to meet the expectations of its new owner, Mike Gillis, and his staff.
The changes have been widely lauded, including by Vancouver-based design agency, Designboom.
The redesign, however, was criticized by some.
The design team was criticized for not making the new home the perfect fit for the team.
“We knew that it wasn’t the right fit, but we wanted to make sure it was,” says Joe Meehan, an associate professor of design at the University of Toronto.
“I think the Canucks were too much like an office in terms of the spaces, the seating, the lighting, and so on.”
Meehan’s analysis of the changes has a lot to do with the way the Canucks’ design department operates.
The team was initially led by a creative director, but the design was ultimately overseen by Gillis.
Meechan says that wasn’t always the case.
The Canucks also didn’t have a clear hierarchy to manage their design changes.
“There was a lot of overlap in the design team,” says Meehan.
“The team that had the greatest say in design was also the one that had to work with the people who were running the shop and make sure the work they were doing was the right work.”
The changes that Gillis made weren’t easy to approve.
The design team needed to work closely with the Canucks team owner to help with their design decisions.
This was also a problem in the early days of the team, because the Canucks weren’t a major sports team.
Meeshan says the team struggled with making the redesign work, and it took them several years to figure out what worked best.
Gillis did have a team in place to help him with the design.
This group included a team of artists who were able to work on their designs without Gillis ever having to meet with them.
Gillis’ team also worked closely with a number of outside designers to help them make the design as good as possible.
Meehans says that the changes weren’t always perfect.
“Sometimes they just didn’t work out,” he says.
“But I think that’s a testament to the people that worked on them.”
The Canucks’ redesign was criticized on social media, with many calling it “stupid.”
But Meehes says that it’s not a design decision to make, but a business decision.
“There are a lot more things to look at when you’re designing a building,” he explains.
“When you have a great vision and you have something that you think is going to make a huge difference, you have to look beyond the obvious things.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing to have people working with you on that aspect, but you can’t ignore the other things.”
The new design has also inspired others to work to improve the team’s office space.
The Washington Capitals, for example, changed the way they have their offices by designing a more intimate space that allows for more interaction.
The Washington Capitals have also taken a step to change how they manage their home team’s space.
They are working to make the entire organization more connected to the rest of the city.
Meeshans and his colleague at Designboam, James McIlwain, say that a lot has changed for Vancouver in the last few years.
“You know, Vancouver was the most diverse city in Canada for a long time,” he said.
“So a lot changed with the growth of the NHL in the years after the World Cup and the Olympics.
We saw that the Canucks have really been the exception to the rule, that they have really taken advantage of the fact that people were able see the city and the city as a whole.”
The next big step is the team is working to redesign the entire team’s offices, including the team store.
Muhan says that will take at least two years.