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Client Success Story: Benchmark Engineering (Spring 2010)

The Challenge

Benchmark Engineering – an established provider of engineering and project management services to the oil and gas sector – commissioned Starwall West to build out approximately 3,500 sq ft in a new building in downtown Calgary. Benchmark looked to Starwall West to deliver a high-end look and feel within a mid-range budget.


The Mandatories

  • Complete all mechanical, electrical, lighting, voice and data cabling, flooring and millwork
  • Create a sophisticated office environment by using higher end finishes for the Starwall system
  • Deliver a high-end solution while staying within the customer’s budget

The Timeline

With Starwall’s design flexibility, LB Design – a full service interior design firm working on Benchmark’s behalf – was able to select materials and finishes that sustain the impression of a ‘no expense spared’ environment while honoring the client’s budget for build out.

Starwall West partitioned the space with solid wall segments from Panolam Industries’ Eco-Logic™ Collection. Aluminum components were powder-coated ‘Metro Brown’ – one of Starwall West’s 40 standard colors for aluminum. Built into each office is a large white whiteboard segment – a great example of Starwall West’s seamless fusion of function with form. Veneer doors were custom stained to match the locally supplied millwork.

Thanks to the construction experience of Starwall West installers, other deluxe design requirements (like installing stone on the base of building columns and the reception wall) were completed within budget and schedule.

A compelling mix of materials and modulations imbue the space with classic style and contemporary flair.

Glass meeting area and office fronts heighten the sense of unconfined airiness.

The finishes available through Starwall West are seemingly endless. But Starwall West supplies much more than beautiful wall systems; they provide full build-out services that dovetail with almost any budget.

Each client is unique, and each deserves a beautiful space that suits the business and its employees. Together, Starwall West and LB Design created a unique and inspiring work environment for Benchmark Engineering by carrying out an efficient, highly creative plan that addressed the business’s needs and maximized the use of its space.

Lisa Chapman, Principal
– LB Design Inc.


** Starwall systems meet BuiltGreen™ standards and provide points toward LEED certification