As other financial companies make moves to go digital, Peoples Group engages clients face-to-face. The progressive planning on this four-floor tenant improvement project floods employees with daylight and warmth, and turns this Canadian financial institution’s ‘human first’ ethos inwards. This sensibility is summarized in a collaborative environment with break-out rooms, nooks, and phone booths that support focused work. The “strength of a tree” concept was inspired by corporate values: this deeply-rooted and locally-based Vancouver company becomes increasingly stable and beautiful as it grows.