Gone are the days of employees logging away from nine to five in a dark cubicle while the C-suite work in closed-off
offices day in and day out. The new corporate
culture has evolved and open plan working
environments have become the new norm
as companies embrace the importance of
creating a better environment for their staff.
In designing their headquarters for their
international high-net-worth business in
Washington Properties, Sun Life Financial
took this enhanced corporate mind-set to the
“Sun Life wanted to create a more modern
and agile working environment that would
enhance the foundational workplace and
emotional health and well-being of their
employees,” explained interior designer Dawn
Dunstan of Linberg & Simmons. “They want-
ed to provide a brighter, high energy work
environment and offer flexibility and choice
in how their employees could work. Sun Life
believes that when people are happier they are
more productive, and it’s a big part of why the
company invested in this new office space.
“They realise that not everyone works in
the same way. While some people prefer qui-
et, others prefer a more social environment.
So we have spaces that offer either option and
Sun Life employees can take advantage of
both throughout the day, as they see fit.”
With 16,000 square feet designed to house
their 60 current employees—and space for
growth—no detail was seemingly overlooked.
The main office space features an open plan
desk area with low partitions for ease of
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SUN LIFE FINANCIAL
by Linberg & Simmons
Sun Life Financial’s new brighter, high energy
offices in Bermuda reflect their belief that when
people are happier they are more productive.
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